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Nevado del Huila: alert level raised 17 October 2009

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The alert level at Nevado del Huila volcano in Colombia has been raised to the second-highest level of Orange (Naranja), ‘eruption probable within days or weeks’. The bulletin issued by Popayán Observatory late yesterday reports that the behaviour of the volcano changed from around 19:55 local time on 16 October, with the detection of a ‘seismic signal of 10 minutes duration, possibly associated with emission of material at the upper levels of the volcano’. This was followed by a continuous tremor signal. Emergency and civil defence organizations have been put on alert in communities around the volcano.

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News
Volcán nevado del Huila en alerta naranjaEl Pais, 17 October 2009

Information
Global Volcanism Program: Nevado del Huila – summary information for Nevado del Huila (1501-05=)
INGEOMINAS Popayán – main page for the Observatorio Popayán, which monitors Nevado del Huila

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