Colombian volcano Nevado del Ruiz spews ash and gas and rumbles with strong, strange noises

June 18, 2012 COLOMBIA - Plumes of smoke and ash are continuing to rise from Colombia’s Nevado del Ruiz volcano. People living on its slopes said they had heard “strong, strange noises” coming from the summit of the 5,346m-high mountain on Friday and Saturday. Officials say an orange alert first declared three weeks ago is still in place for areas near the summit.  More than 25,000 people died in a mudslide caused by Nevado del Ruiz in its last eruption in 1985. Officials have distributed 30,000 face masks to residents living in areas affected by ash from the volcano. The airport in the nearby town of Manizales, in central Colombia, has been closed since the end of May, and will remain so until the volcano ceases to emit ash, officials said. The Volcanic Observatory in Manizales said the plume of ash and gas had risen to a height of 2,000m (6,500ft) on Sunday. Scientists at the observatory warned there was a risk of an eruption “within days or weeks.” -BBC
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4 Responses to Colombian volcano Nevado del Ruiz spews ash and gas and rumbles with strong, strange noises

  1. wibbys1 says:

    What’s with the ‘strange noises’ associated with everything lately. Maybe they have always been there and people just now noticing? Scripture comes to mind, “Creation itself groans and travails waiting to be delivered.”

  2. Therese D says:

    Typo’s you you gotta love them :S The “Strange Noises” caught my “?” attention as well.

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