Nevado del Huila update, 24 October 2009 24 October 2009Posted by admin in activity reports, Colombia, Nevado del Huila.
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- Two principal foci of gas and ash emission at the surface were observed, located in the topmost part of Pico Central, the larger located between Pico Central and the upper part of the dome and the other located to the northwest of Pico Central, above the fissure generated in April 2007.
- It is evident that there is extrusion of new magmatic material towards the surface in the extreme north of the dome constructed in November 2008 (western side), the extruded body presents a thermal anomaly observable through the FLIR camera.
- The volcano is completely covered with ash because of the constant emissions taking place over recent days.
The report concludes by warning that Nevado del Huila ‘continues to display unstable behaviour’ and urging communities around the volcano to pay close attention to INGEOMINAS bulletins. The alert level for Huila remains at the second-highest level of Orange (Naranja), ‘eruption probable within days or weeks’.
UPDATE. Washington VAAC has reported an eruption of Nevado del Huila at 17:10 UTC today which produced an ash plume to FL300 (30000 feet/9000 metres).
For all our Nevado del Huila coverage: Nevado del Huila « The Volcanism Blog.
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