The eruption of the volcano Nevado del Ruiz in Colombia


The eruption of the volcano Nevado del Ruiz led to the closure of regional airport in West Columbia La Are.

Geological survey of the country reported that the ash column rose to 2.3 km above the volcano’s summit at 10:50 GMT. A weaker event occurred three hours before the explosion, the authorities decided to close the airport in Manizales, the capital of the state of Caldas, for security purposes.

The volcano Nevado del Ruiz to be closely monitored since 1985, when a powerful eruptive event led to the deaths of almost 25 thousand people and destroyed the city of Armero. According to seismologists, the current tremors in the area of giant indicate the movement of magma inside the volcano.

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