A report by the Colombian Geological Service on monitoring the Nevado del Ruiz volcano showed an increase in reported seismicity. The unit expressed that this growth was mainly located in the northern sector of the volcano and in Arenas Crater. At a maximum distance of 6 km from it, the depth of which is from 1 to 6 km.
“The maximum magnitude recorded was 2.1, which corresponds to an earthquake recorded today (Sunday, May 21) at 03:41 a.m. at a depth of about 2 km with respect to the top of the volcano, located in Arenas Crater.”, reports. Thrown light on.
Similarly, the body responsible for geological events in Colombia reported that the expulsion of gases and ash continues, as well as changes in its erosion Sulfur dioxide and water vapor production From crater to atmosphere.
For all previously known events, based on satellite monitoring platforms with reports of a thermal anomaly of significant value at the bottom of the crater, the unit confirms that “The activity of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano remains very unstable.”
However, it is reiterated that the activity of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano continues at an orange level, which indicates that it is likely that in days or weeks make a rash This is more than what was done in the last 10 years and hence, this warning will remain in place for many more weeks.
“We recommend that communities remain calm, follow all instructions of the National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD) and local authorities, and be attentive to information provided by the Colombian Geological Service on the evolution of the volcano’s situation. ”, concluded the institution.