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Colombia, 4.9°N / -75.32°W
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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(?)
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Nevado del Ruiz volcano news & activity updates
Fri, 29 Jul 2016, 09:02
Small ash emission from Nevado del Ruiz yesterday evening (INGEOMINAS webcam)
Sporadic, usually small ash emissions continue to occur from time to time (every few days) such as last night (s. image attached). These explosions are likely phreatic in nature, i.e. driven by steam explosions inside the currently unstable hydrothermal system heated by an underlying magma intrusion at shallow depth. Read more... read all
Mon, 25 Jul 2016, 16:51
The Manizales volcano observatory reported a small ash emission yesterday afternoon, but cloud cover prevented detailed observations.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016, 18:46
Ash emission from Nevado del Ruiz this morning
The volcano produced again several small to moderately-sized ash eruptions during yesterday and today, generating plumes that rose up to approx. 1 km above the crater. Read more... read all
Mon, 6 Jun 2016, 14:43
Ash emission from Nevado del Ruiz yesterday (Azufrado webcam)
Sporadic mild explosions continue to occur from time to time, generating small ash plumes. Overall, the volcano's activity has decreased during the past weeks, but it remains in an unstable state. It is impossible to predict how the activity will evolve (could calm down further or increase) in the near to medium future. Read more... read all
Mon, 23 May 2016, 11:01
Ash emission from Nevado del Ruiz yesterday
The volcano remains restless and produces intermittent ash explosions of varying size. An emission of ash yesterday forced the regional La Nubia airport to close down for a few hours and the volcano observatory reported a new pulse likely occurring a short time ago. Read more... read all
Fri, 20 May 2016, 08:52
The Manizales volcano observatory reported that sporadic mild ash emissions continue to occur at the volcano, last on 17 and 18 May. Read more... read all
Tue, 3 May 2016, 12:05
Washington VAAC reported an ash emission on 2 May that rose to an altitude of 7 km (23,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NW.
Sun, 24 Apr 2016, 14:35
The volcano produced a small ash plume today, Manizales volcano observatory reported to Washington VAAC. Webcam views are obscured by weather clouds. Read more...
Thu, 31 Mar 2016, 17:06
Ash column from Nevado del Ruiz volcano this morning
A moderately strong explosion occurred at the volcano this morning at 08:04 local time, producing an ash column that rose 3,500 m to 30,000 ft (9 km) altitude and drifted NW. Read more... read all
Thu, 10 Mar 2016, 10:52
Eruption of Nevado del Ruiz yesterday afternoon
A series of small explosions occurred at the volcano yesterday. The first happened in the afternoon at 16:32 local time. The Manizales volcano observatory recorded a pulse in tremor and reported an ash plume that rose 1300 m above the summit. Read more... read all
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