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Alert level raised to ‘orange’ at Galeras 10 December 2009

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INGEOMINAS has raised the alert level at Galeras to the second-highest level of Orange, ‘eruption probable within days or weeks’, following changes in the volcano’s seismic behaviour over the past 24 hours or so. ‘Tornillo’ type earthquakes have been particularly evident, a type of seismicity that has been characteristic of the lead-up to previous eruptions. As per standard procedure, an evacuation of nearby areas has been ordered.

For all our Galeras coverage: Galeras « The Volcanism Blog.

News
Ordenan evacuar las faldas del volcán GalerasEl Pais, 10 December 2009
Authorities raise Galeras alert level to ‘orange’Colombia Reports, 10 December 2009

Information
Global Volcanism Program – Galeras – summary information for Galeras (1501-08=)
Portal Corporativo de INGEOMINAS – Instituto Colombiano de Geología y Minería
Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Pasto – Pasto volcanological observatory main page

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