Nevado del Tolima volcano

Updated: Jul 6, 2022 17:10 GMT - Refresh
stratovolcano 5200+ m / 17,060 ft
Colombia, 4.67°N / -75.33°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Nevado del Tolima volcano is an active stratovolcano in NW Colombia. At present, there is only fumarolic activity, but Tolima is one of Colombia's more active volcanoes with frequent explosive eruptions during the past 10,000 years.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Nevado del Tolima volcano eruptions: 1943, 1826, 1825, 1822, 260 AD ± 150, 200 BC ± 200, 610 BC ± 200, 1990 BC ± 200, 3500 BC ± 300, 5160 BC ± 200, 5310 BC ± 100, 7800 BC ± 300
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Monday, July 4, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
Jul 4, 2022 15:31 GMT

5 km
129 km (80 mi)
Jul 4, 2022 09:42 GMT

16 km
36 km (22 mi)
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 29, 2022 01:07 GMT

5 km
22 km (14 mi)
Sunday, June 26, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 25, 2022 10:45 pm (GMT -5) (Jun 26, 2022 03:45 GMT)

35 km
51 km (32 mi)
Friday, June 24, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 24, 2022 11:04 am (GMT -5) (Jun 24, 2022 16:04 GMT)

21 km
67 km (42 mi)


The steep sided glacier-covered summit contains a 200-300 m deep crater and consists of lava domes and thick block-lava flows on the northern and eastern flanks.
The last major eruption, a Plinian type eruption, occurred 3600 years ago, and smaller eruptions occurred in the past centuries.
The andesitic-dacitic younger Tolima volcano formed during the past 40,000 years, rising above and largely filling a 3-km-wide older caldera.

Nevado del Tolima Photos

Nevado_del_Tolima.JPG Icy volcano del Tolima in the Central Range of Colombia. (Photo: jairogarcia)
Nevado_del_Tolima.JPG Icy volcano del Tolima in the Central Range of Colombia. (Photo: jairogarcia)
Nevado_del_Tolima__7_.JPG (Photo: jairogarcia)
Nevado_del_Tolima__7_.JPG (Photo: jairogarcia)
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Nevado_del_Tolima__8_.JPG (Photo: jairogarcia)
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Nevado_del_Tolima__2_.JPG (Photo: jairogarcia)

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