Colombia prepares for imminent eruption of killer volcano

Colombia prepares for imminent eruption of killer volcano

When the Nevado del Ruiz erupted in 1985, it wiped out the town of Armero and killed 25,000 people.



Colombia’s Interior Ministry has ordered the fire departments of 19 municipalities in the central Caldas and Tolima departments to be on high alert after the Colombian Geological Survey warned that it is “probable” that the Nevado del Ruiz volcano will erupt in the coming days or weeks.

The national director of the fire-fighting system called for a focus on high risk areas in or near the paths of rivers that originate in the Ruiz, whose levels may be elevated by pyroclastic fragments and melting ice.

The alert level was raised from yellow to orange in March as the volcano became increasingly active. Last week the killer volcano propelled a column of gas and steam approximately 1,200 meters into the sky, prompting a red alert level, the highest alert.

http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/news/23583-colombia-prepares-for-imminent-volcano-eruption.html

Thanks to John Reno for this link

“Here goes another one,” says John.


“In 1985 Nevado del Ruiz eruption causes something like 85,000 deaths not only by the eruption itself but by the mud flows due to snow melting, so the situation may be more concerning,” says geologist Dr Mirco Poletto.


8 thoughts on “Colombia prepares for imminent eruption of killer volcano”

  1. When a large caldera starts erupting continuously for many weeks/months, then we’ll know that the next big one is coming.

  2. in 1985 Nevado del Ruiz eruption causes something like 85.000 deaths not only by the eruption itself but by the mud flows due to snow melting, so the situation may be more concerning.

  3. ionteresting comment on their link..one smart enough to ask would you know what to do?
    first idea would be to pack some clothes water and food load the car and animals and visit /rent/ camp a fair way away:-)
    farm animals to be herded in closer to safe zones, and shipped out. pick what crops you can.
    yeah a nusiance if it simmers on, but lifesaving should it go boom.

  4. Brrrrr :o) it’s getting real cold! There using weather mod. N HAARP to stave off the snow in the u.k while Europe gets battered…it’s the Queens garden y’all :[

    • These things don’t just happen??!!?!? That’s right cos all volcano eruptions are man made!! hahahah Laughing so hard here

      So what’s the story for when the dinosaurs were around for example, volcanos were kicking off left right and centre then, was it the dinosaurs fault?!?!

      Volcanos have and will be a part of the growing cycle of mother earth, it is not caused by or made by man!

      Read some books dude

  5. I would like to know how the volcano in Yellowstone Park is being monitored and whether there is any information about its present situation. Any help?

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