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Eruptions Mailbag #2

I get a fairly steady stream of emails from Eruptions readers, some of which are very worth a post, but sometimes it takes me a while to get around to posting. This is my second attempt to catch up on these mailbag emails. Remember, feel free to email me questions or comments whether you want. Reader…

Just a brief note, but today (November 13) is the 23rd anniversary of the disastrous lahar at Nevado del Ruiz in Colombia. Over 23,000 people died when a lahar, started by a relatively minor eruption of the volcano, swept down the river valleys the side of the edifice and destroyed Armero and Chinchina. The footage of…

There isn’t really much information in this report, but Galeras in Colombia has been put on “high alert” for a potential eruption. The volcano did emit a ~2,400 meter steam (and ash?) column today, but beyond this, it is unclear what else might be happening at the volcano. Galeras is the most active volcano in…

Huila expected to erupt soon

(Note: Yes, I am posting when I said I wouldn’t, but I felt I needed to post about Colombia). Colombian authorities are evacuating the area around Nevada del Huila after increased seismicity suggests that the volcano will erupt soon. There have been over 700 earthquakes – many of which are clearly related to moving magma…

Nevado del Huila

I’ve been following these rumblings for the last few months, but it looks like Colombia’s Nevado del Huila is ramping into a new cycle of eruptions. Huila lives in the shadow of its more famous brethren Nevado del Ruiz and Galeras, both of which have had recent and tragic eruptions. Huila is not believed to…