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Nevado del Ruiz volcano
stratovolcano 5321 m / 17,457 ft
Colombia, 4.9°N / -75.32°W
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Nevado del Ruiz volcano eruptions:
2015-16 (ongoing), 2014-15, 2012-13, 1994 (?), 1985-91, 1984-85, 1916, 1845, 1833?, 1831, 1829, 1828, 1826(?), 1805, 1623, 1595, 1570, 1541(?)
Typical eruption style:
explosive
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Nevado del Ruiz volcano news & activity updates

Mon, 21 Sep 2015, 06:43
Ash emission from Ruiz on Saturday (19 Sep 2015)
The internal and external activity of the volcano has increased during the past two weeks. Several pulses of tremor were accompanied by ash emissions that produced plumes that rose up to 1.5 2.5 km above the crater, last on 17 and 19 Sep. As fall occurred in areas west of the volcano including Pereira, Dosquebradas, Santa Rosa, Chinchiná, Villamaría, and Manizales. ...more
Tue, 15 Sep 2015, 11:05
The Servicio Geológico Colombiano (SGC) Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Manizales reported continuing volcanic tremor at Nevado del Ruiz associated with gas-and-ash emissions. ...more
Mon, 31 Aug 2015, 16:29
Seismic signal from Nevado del Ruiz volcano (REB station) showing the onset of volcanic tremor
A phase of ash emissions occurred early today at the volcano. A strong pulse of volcanic tremor started at 03:21 local time. ...more
Sat, 8 Aug 2015, 16:17
Ash emission from Ruiz on Thursday morning
Sporadic ash emissions continue to occur from time to time at the volcano. A tremor episode on 6 August that started at 08:39 local time and lasted a few minutes was accompanied by the expulsion of ash that rose approx. 700 m. ...more
Wed, 22 Jul 2015, 13:47
Ash emissions from Nevado del Ruiz on 19 July
Intermittent ash emissions began to occur at the volcano again since 13 July. The volcano observatory of Manizales reports increased seismic activity, related to internal fluid movements and rock fracturing processes. ...more [read all]
Wed, 10 Jun 2015, 11:05
Washington VAAC reported that on 6 June an ash emission from Nevado del Ruiz rose 800 m above the summit and drifted WNW.
Thu, 28 May 2015, 01:25
Steam (and ash?) plume from Nevado del Ruiz yesterday
Unrest continues at the volcano. Strong steam emissions, sometimes mixed with light ash continue, accompanied by elevated seismic activity inside the volcano. ...more [read all]
Sun, 24 May 2015, 12:01
Mild ash emissions continue to occur irregularly from the volcano, producing plumes of a few hundred meters height. More intense activity yesterday prompted authorities to close the Manizales regional airport "La Nubia" until 31 May.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015, 09:41
Ash plume from Nevado del Ruiz Monday afternoon (INGEOMINAS)
Activity at the volcano has increased during the past week. Accompanied by elevated seismic activity, ash emissions have been occurring since 14 April. The strongest phase of activity was on 19 April, when ash plumes rose to estimated 900 meters above the summit. ...more

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