Volcano Nevado del Ruiz erupts in Colombia on March 31, 2016

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A strong explosion occurred at the volcano Nevado del Ruiz in Colombia on March 31, 2016.

Just prior the eruption increased seismic activity was captured by seismometers around the volcano.

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The resulting ash column rose 3,500 m to 30,000 ft (9 km) altitude and drifted NW. Ash fall is likely in nearby areas.

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The Manizales volcano observatory reported that over the past days, a number of similar, but weaker tremor pulses were recorded at the volcano recently.

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When the summit of the volcano was not in clouds, it could be observed that at least some of these weak volcanic earthquakes also produced small to moderate ash emissions.

Pulso de tremor ocurrido hoy a las 08:04 (hora local), el cual se asocia a emisión de ceniza que pudo apreciarse en nuestras cámaras web instaladas en el área del volcán y desde la ciudad de Manizales, con una altura máxima de 3500 metros sobre la cima del volcán.Gif de la cámara web ubicada en el sector de Pitayó entre las 8:00 am y las 8:30 am del 31 de marzo de 2016.

Posted by Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Manizales on Thursday, March 31, 2016

And the volcanic unrest continues…

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