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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(?)
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explosive
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Nevado del Ruiz volcano (Colombia): increased seismic activity during 5-11 Nov

Thursday Nov 15, 2012 07:40 AM | BY: T

During the past week, Nevado del Ruiz showed in increase in seismic activity with more frequent small quakes. They were mostly located N and NW of the Arenas crater at depths between 4 and 10 km. The largest was a magnitude 2.2 event on 5 Nov at 01:38 local time.
Previous news
Seismic recording from 00-06 am GMT today on OLL station (INGEOMINAS)
Monday, Nov 12, 2012
Seismic activity has remained generally calm with the exception of a small regional quake earlier today and an elevated number of small earthquakes visible on today's seismic recordings. [more]

Saturday, Nov 10, 2012
Seismic activity has calmed down considerably, but few weak quakes and emission signals remain visible. [more]
This morning's seismogram from Nevado del Ruiz (OLL station, INGEOMINAS)
Thursday, Nov 08, 2012
A seismic swarm began around 5 Nov when a 2.2 local magnitude earthquake occurred at 01:38 local time and is continuing with over 2000 small quakes recorded so far. ... [more]
Seismic recording on November 5 (OLL station)
Wednesday, Nov 07, 2012
Earthquakes continued to reflect with rock fracturing within the volcanic edifice, mainly located north of Arenas crater and to a lesser extent in the northeast of the crater at depths ranged between 1.2 - 12 km. The maximum magnitude recorded during the last week was 0.8 ML (local magnitude) on 4 Nov at 05:10 (Local Time). ... [more]
SO2 plume from Ruiz on 20 Oct (ESA)
Sunday, Oct 21, 2012
An SO2 plume was observed yesterday. Seismic activity remains low but above background. [more]

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