Sunday, November 22, 2009

Galeras Volcano, Colombia - John Seach

An eruption occurred at Galeras volcano, Colombia on 20th November 2009, causing 1000 evacuations. The eruption occurred at 8:37 am and was accompanied by sound which was heard by residents surrounding the volcano. The eruption column was estimated at 10 km high and drifting north. The seismic signal associated with the eruption was lower than that recorded during the eruption of 30th September 2009. The locals were taken to shelters in Pasto, the capital of Narino department on the border with Ecuador. Traffic restrictions have affected the highway linking Pashto to areas close to Galeras. The eruption caused ashfall in Pashto and surrounding villages.
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