Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Nevado del Huila erupts

april 15 2008

The Nevado del Huila in Colombia, about 150 miles southwest of Bogota, has erupted a short while ago.
It's spitting hot ashes.

About 13,000 to 15,000 people have been evacuated at the moment.

There are no data available yet.
No reports about injuries are issued.

The Nevado del Huila is the highest active vulcano in Columbia. It's a Stratovolcano as high as 5364 m that's 17,598 feet.
Right now it has 6 volcanic cones.
In 2007 damaging mudflows occured.

The last month more seismic activity was observed and occasional small ash plumes and a smell of sulphur.



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