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Galeras volcano
complex stratovolcano 4276 m / 14,029 ft
Colombia, 1.22°N / -77.37°W
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Galeras 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:
explosive
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News from Galeras volcano:

Galeras volcano (Colombia) activity update: ash venting

Wed, 6 Jun 2012, 10:05
10:05 AM | BY: T
On 17 May ash emissions originating from an area N and W of the cone within Galeras's main crater rose 200 m above the crater rim.
During 26-27 May ash plumes rose 800 m above the crater; ashfall was reported in Sandona (13 km NW). Ash emissions occurred on 2 June, and on 5 June plumes rose 1 km and drifted W.
The Alert Level remained at III (Yellow; "changes in the behavior of volcanic activity").
Previous news
Thu, 5 Jan 2012, 00:01
The activity of Galeras volcano during 28 December - 3 January 2012 consisted in steaming from both the main crater and two craters to the N and SW (Paisita and Chavas). ... read all
Fri, 25 Nov 2011, 19:36
The Colombian volcano monitoring institute INGEOMINAS has raised the alarm level for Galeras volcano, after a number of so-called tornillos, a characteristic seismic signal often preceding eruptions at Galeras, were detected in recent days. Tornillos consist of a screw-driver shaped signal of rapdily increasing and then slowly decreasing harmonic tremor and preceded most eruptions of Galeras between 1992 and 2010. ... read all
Mon, 4 Jan 2010, 15:35
It is reported that Galeras volcano erupted on santurday 2nd January. There are no reports about destructions or victims. ... read all
Sun, 22 Nov 2009, 11:27
Galeras volcano erupted on Nov 20, causing heavy ash fall and the evacuation of more than 1000 people in surrounding villages. ... read all
Wed, 4 Nov 2009, 09:50
Galeras volcano's seismic activity has drastically increased over the past days and INGEOMINAS issues a warning that an eruption could be imminent. ... read all
 

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