Home South AmericaBolivia For more than 11,000 earthquakes per day, they launch an orange alert for the Nevado del Ruíz Volcano in central Colombia

For more than 11,000 earthquakes per day, they launch an orange alert for the Nevado del Ruíz Volcano in central Colombia

by Editor
0 comment

March 31, 2023, 10:45 PM

March 31, 2023, 10:45 PM

“We have an orange alert due to the change in seismology in the Ruiz volcano. Mayors must prepare the protocols for this state of alert,” warned President Gustavo Petro on Twitter.

According to the Disaster Risk Management Unit (UNGRD) “this level indicates that in days or weeks” the majestic colossus “could erupt more than it has in the last decade.”

The Nevado del Ruiz is remembered for the tragedy of the disappeared city of Armero in November 1985, when its eruption caused an avalanche and left some 25,000 dead.

The three-day agony of Omaira Sánchez (13 years old) It was recorded by the world’s media and became a symbol of the worst natural disaster in the history of Colombia and one of the deadliest volcanic eruptions of the 20th century.

Nevado del Ruíz volcano in activity since 1985

According to Ehe state Geological Survey “on March 29, it was recorded the largest number of daily earthquakes since monitoring began” of this volcano in 1985, with more than 11,000 earth movements.

However, the entity assured that a possible eruption “is not imminent”, but “only a probability against which the authorities must be prepared.”

“The community is recommended to remain calm,”he added in a bulletin. The Nevado del Ruiz, which reaches almost 5,400 meters of altitude, is one of the many volcanoes of the “Ring of Fire” of the Pacific. Nicknamed the “Sleeping Lion”, the volcano became active at the end of 1986 after decades of silence. The departments of Tolima, Caldas, Risaralda, Quindío and Cundinamarca are on alert, according to the UNGRD.

The entity noted that the “situation can be prolonged” and recommended that the authorities of the affected regions prepare “evacuation plans”, routes “signposted and in good condition” and “evaluate access restrictions to some areas.”

Nevado del Ruiz is one of the 25 active and monitored volcanoes that exist in Colombia.

Source link

You may also like

All the news from Latin America for English speakers

Latest Articles