The Geological Survey reported that seismic activity continued to be intense, mainly in relation to the movement of fluids from the volcanic conduits.
As a result of the changes in the activity of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano, which has been presenting an unstable behavior, the Colombian Geological Service issued a new alert to the seismicity in the interior of the mountain that has been increasing in recent days.
They stated that although these behaviors are “normal in their current state,” what has most attracted the attention of some sectors of the community is that the ash that emanates has not only reached the cities of Caldas and Tolima; but also to Quindío and Risaralda, territories in which it is not usual.
“During the time that has elapsed from October 14 to today, the volcano continued to show unstable behavior. The seismic activity continued to be intense ”, they indicated.
They pointed out that the Volcano continues at the Yellow level of activity, at this level phenomena such as swarms of earthquakes, ash emissions can occur.
There have also been morphological changes, noise and volcanic gas odors, which can alter the quality of life of the populations in the area of influence.
– Geological Survey (@sgcol) November 19, 2021
This behavior, as the coordinator of the Manizales Volcanological and Seismological Observatory, Gloria Patricia Cortés, said in recent days, allows us to denote that the volcano is “sick, but not in critical condition.” For this reason, the official said that the communities are accompanied with action plans in the event of a possible eruption.
The Caldas Risk Management Headquarters also reported that relief agencies and municipal committees are attentive