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complex stratovolcano 4276 m / 14,029 ft
Colombia, 1.22°N / -77.37°WCurrent status
(2 out of 5)Galeras webcams / live data
| ReportsGaleras volcano booksGaleras volcano eruptions:
1535, 1580, 1616, 1641-43, 1670-1736, 1754-56, 1796-1801, 1823, 1828-34, 1834, 1836(?), 1865-70, 1889, 1891, 1923, 1924-27, 1930, 1932, 1933(?), 1936, 1947, 1950, 1973(?), 1974-83, Feb-May 1989, Jan 1990 - July 1992, Jan-June 1993, Mar-May 2000, June 2002, July 2004 - Feb 2005, Nov 2005 - July2006, Oct 2007 - Jan 2008, Oct 2008 - 2010
Typical eruption style:
explosiveLast earthquakes nearbyLatest satellite images
News from Galeras volcano:
M4.5 earthquake near Galeras volcano kills 2 people
Thursday Jun 14, 2018 14:12 PM | IS
Small ash emission observed from the Pasto Volcano Observatory on 17 December 2012 (INGEOMINAS)
Two moderate earthquakes occurred near Galeras, Colombia's most active volcano, at a depth of ca 30 km. According to the Colombian Geological Service, the first quake occurred at 4:35 a.m. local time (about 0935 GMT) and registered 4.5 on the Richter scale. A minute later, a second quake measuring magnitude-4.3 hit, several mild aftershocks have followed. Two people died when their house was crushed by falling rocks and officials suspended classes in local schools as a precaution. The earthquakes have placed local authorities in the nearby city of Pasto, capital of Narino Province, on high alert as they fear that the currently dormant volcano might enter a new eruptive phase.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Activity at the volcano is currently low. ... [more]
Saturday, Feb 01, 2014
Weak ash emissions were observed on 29 Jan.
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
Pasto volcano observatory reports in its weekly update persistent low levels in number and energy of seismic events, no new explosions. Two small volcano-tectonic earthquakes occurred on 15 and 20 January with magnitudes of 2.3 and 2.4 on the Richter scale. [more]
Monday, Jan 13, 2014
The volcano emitted again small ash plumes yesterday. The rate of such small eruptions has apparently picked up. Pasto observatory last reported similar small ash emissions on 13, 26 and 31 December, and on 8 January. ... [more]
Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013
The volcano's activity has remained at similar levels as during the past weeks, with sporadic ash emissions such as yesterday, when a plume rose to up to 1 km above the crater. ... [more]
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