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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

Nevado del Ruiz volcano (Colombia): strong steam emissions, some ash venting

Thu, 28 May 2015, 01:25
01:25 AM | BY: T
Steam (and ash?) plume from Nevado del Ruiz yesterday
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.
Manizales observatory reported several episodes of volcanic tremor associated with the movement of fluids and gases and ash emissions. Additionally, tiny rock-fracturing earthquakes were recorded, located mainly under the southwestern, northern and northeastern parts of Arenas crater at depths between 1.8 and 8 km.
SO2 emissions remains high and the steam and ash plume reached up to 1500 m above the volcano's summit.
Previous news
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. ... read all
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. read all
Tue, 16 Dec 2014, 10:27
Ash emission from Nevado del Ruiz yesterday (INGEOMINAS)
Eruptive activity has started at the volcano in the form of abundant ash emissions from the volcano's summit crater since yesterday. ... read all
Tue, 2 Dec 2014, 09:46
Aerial image of Nevado del Ruiz on 24 Nov 2014 (INGEOMINAS)
According to the latest report of the Manizales observatory, the volcano's activity recently changed and is showing increased signs of unrest, which could announce a new eruption to come. ... read all
Wed, 22 Jan 2014, 09:11
Current seismic signal from Nevado del Ruiz volcano (OLL station, INGEOMINAS)
No major changes have occurred over the past week. The volcano produces intense degassing, with steam/gas plumes rising up to 2.5 km above the crater. Seismic activity has remained similar to past weeks at fluctuating low to medium levels. read all
 

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