A dawn view of Nevado del Huila 27 October 2009Posted by admin in activity reports, Colombia, Nevado del Huila.
Tags: Colombia, Nevado del Huila, South America, volcanic activity reports
Nevado del Huila volcano in Colombia is continuing to produce a steam plume with varying amounts of ash on a continuous basis. The image above, captured from the Nevado del Huila webcam at 06:31 local time (12:31 GMT) this morning, shows vigorous emissions rising from the volcano and a plume, which looks to contain significant ash, blowing away to the west. The latest Huila ash advisory from Washington VAAC, released at 12:26 GMT, reported the plume extending westwards for 20 nautical miles (~37 km).
The image above is a reduction of the original webcam image, which is a generous 800 x 608 pixels. The full-size detail view below shows the volcano summit. The webcam looks northwards: the main active emission area is around the lava dome, which is on the south face of Pico Central, the volcano’s highest point, although there are also emissions from a crack on the north face of Pico Central. Images from the overflight of 23 October show the summit in more detail.
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