Sunday, February 15, 2009

Volcano Blog: Galeras, Columbia


7000 people evacuated from the town of Pasto. No reports of anything more than ashfall at the present, eruption occurred in full darkness during a rainstorm, obscuring visual inspection of the volcano.

Galeras is one of the most active volcanoes in South America, erupting frequently in historical times. An eruption in 1993 killed 9 people, among them some geologists who were taking measurements inside the crater itself. Part of this was caught on video and can be seen on The Discovery Channel and other science outlets.

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