Nevado del Ruiz Volcano, Colombia - increased activity

Nevado del Ruiz volcano in Colombia has been experiencing low-to-moderate thermal anomalies in Arenas Crater since October 2022. However, there has been a significant increase in seismic activity, with over 6,000 rock-fracturing earthquakes recorded on March 28 and over 11,000 recorded on March 29. The earthquake locations have also migrated towards Arenas Crater, with maximum magnitudes increasing each day and some being associated with ash emissions. As a result, the Alert Level has been raised to Orange, Level II, and residents in the surrounding areas should be prepared for possible evacuation. The last time Nevado del Ruiz was active, it caused a devastating eruption that killed 23,000 people in Colombia
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Servicio Geológico Colombiano’s (SGC) reported that thermal anomalies, persistent in Arenas Crater at Nevado del Ruiz since October 2022, were low-to-moderate in intensity. Seismicity increased significantly on 24 March, characterized by rock-fracturing earthquakes mainly located 2-5 km SW of Arenas crater at depths of 2-4 km. On 28 March there were 6,500 of these events, the highest daily count since 2010. The number of daily events continued to increase and on 29 March the seismic network recorded 11,000 earthquakes, the highest daily count since seismic monitoring began in 1985; on 30 March there were 11,600 earthquakes. The maximum magnitudes per day were also increasing, with a M 2.6 on 24 March, a M 2.7 on 29 March, and a M 3.1 on 30 March. The earthquake locations migrated towards Arenas Crater, though the depths remained within the same range. The Alert Level was raised to Orange, Level II (the second highest level on a four-level scale) on 30 March. In addition to the swarm, seismic signals indicating fluid movement continued to be recorded and some were associated with ash emissions; the tallest plume on 30 March rose 1.8 km above the summit and drifted NW and SW.

The Street reported, "The last time the Nevado del Ruiz volcano was active, it erupted and killed 23,000 people in Colombia, wiping out the town of Armero in the process."

Pay attention to volcanoes in the neighborhood and be prepared to evacuate.Eight days ago, about April 3.

As of April 9

 
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