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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) 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

Nevado del Ruiz volcano news & activity updates

Nevado del Ruiz volcano (Colombia): new ash emissions during the night

Mon, 31 Aug 2015, 16:29
16:29 PM | BY: T
Seismic signal from Nevado del Ruiz volcano (REB station) showing the onset of volcanic tremor
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.
Light ash fall was later detected in different parts of Manizales. In the early morning, a steam plume was seen rising approx. 400 m from the volcano.
Previous news
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. read all
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. ... 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. ... read all
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. ... 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. ... read all

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