News from Galeras volcano:
Galeras volcano (Colombia) activity update: ash emissions, increased seismicity
On 5 June INGEOMINAS reported that seismicity at Galeras increased since the previous week and indicated continuing ash and gas emissions.
Wed, 13 Jun 2012, 10:0510:05 AM | BY: T
Ash originated from an area N and W of the cone within the main crater and was emitted in a pulsating manner. Ash was deposited on the NW flanks. Ash emissions were especially frequent on 2 and 5 June, with plumes rising 1 km above the crater.
Wed, 6 Jun 2012, 10:05
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. ... read all
Thu, 5 Jan 2012, 00:01
Galeras volcano (Colombia) activity update: steaming from the main crater and Paisita and Chavas craters
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