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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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Nevado del Ruiz volcano news & activity updates

Nevado del Ruiz volcano (Colombia) activity update

Tuesday Dec 11, 2012 07:02 AM | BY: T

Seismic recording from 01-07 am local time 10 Dec on OLL station (INGEOMINAS)
Seismic recording from 01-07 am local time 10 Dec on OLL station (INGEOMINAS)
Occasional tremor pulses and volcanic quakes continue at low to moderate levels.
Tremor increased and was sustained for several hours during early 10 Dec (local time), possibly accompanied by a small emission of ash.
Previous news
SO2 plume from Ruiz on 19 Nov 2012 (NOAA)
Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012
A significant SO2 plume is visible on the current NOAA satellite image and seismic activity shows an increased number of small quakes and long-period events. [more]
Friday, Nov 16, 2012
A small eruption might have occurred at Nevado del Ruiz prior to 14:47 GMT yesterday 15 Nov. As a precaution for aviation, Washington VAAC issued an alert of possible ash in the atmosphere. The report itself was based on the detection of a small hot spot on satellite imagery and seismic data. No ash could be identified on satellite images due to cloud cover and darkness, and the local volcano observatory has not (yet) confirmed any new eruption. [more]
Thursday, Nov 15, 2012
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. [more]
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]

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