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March 27, 1988
Colombia's Nevado del Ruiz volcano continued to spew a 9,000-foot-high column of ash and gas as authorities kept nearby inhabitants on alert. Residents of the area around the 17,800-foot volcano, located 90 miles west of Bogota, were tuned to radio broadcasts giving updates on its activity, which had stabilized somewhat after showing increasing signs of an eruption over the last five days.
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October 29, 1994 | From Associated Press
Officials fear a rush of gold-hungry prospectors to a volcano in southern Colombia that a U.S. scientist claims is spewing a pound of gold each day. About 45 pounds of gold from the Galeras Volcano become embedded in surrounding rock each year, according to the study by Fraser Goff of the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. But a Colombian expert claims that the volcano releases much less gold and in fragments so small that they are of no commercial value.
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March 29, 1988 | From Reuters
The government has scaled down a weekend emergency it declared when it feared that Volcano del Ruiz, which killed 23,000 people in a 1985 eruption, was about to erupt again. An "orange" alert declared on Friday was scaled down to "yellow" on Sunday night. The top "red" alert would be declared only if an eruption began. The government maintained an evacuation order for people living in the high-risk area, and two roads crossing the region remained closed.
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January 25, 1993 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the United Nations team of 70 scientists ventured into Colombia's 13,680-foot Galeras volcano, it seemed safe enough. The volcano had not erupted in six months, and instruments detected no seismic warning signs. But at 1:40 p.m. Jan. 14, Galeras began to belch ash and steam and spew glowing rocks a meter or more in diameter. Caught inside the volcano's crater, nine scientists died and 10 others--including an Arizona scientist who led the U.S. contingent--were injured.
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October 19, 1992 | STAN YARBRO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The second strong earthquake to hit Colombia in as many days caused at least two deaths Sunday and apparently triggered the violent eruption of a volcanic mound that left at least 36 people suffering from burns, authorities reported. A 1,500-foot-high volcanic mound erupted near the northwestern Colombian village of San Pedro de Uraba, burying several houses and showering residents with burning lava, mud and rock.
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October 29, 1994 | From Associated Press
Officials fear a rush of gold-hungry prospectors to a volcano in southern Colombia that a U.S. scientist claims is spewing a pound of gold each day. About 45 pounds of gold from the Galeras Volcano become embedded in surrounding rock each year, according to the study by Fraser Goff of the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. But a Colombian expert claims that the volcano releases much less gold and in fragments so small that they are of no commercial value.
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September 2, 1989 | From Associated Press
Nevado del Ruiz, the volcano that wiped out a valley and 23,000 people in 1985, spouted steam and ashes Friday but then grew calm, an official said. People living nearby were evacuated. "Volcanic activity has decreased significantly," said Camilo Cardenas, head of President Virgilio Barco Vargas' emergency committee. A plume of smoke that was five miles high earlier in the day was down to half a mile by 12:30 p.m., and "so far there hasn't been any indication of avalanches," he said.
NEWS
January 15, 1993 | Associated Press
A volcano erupted in southern Colombia on Thursday, spewing a huge column of ash and killing at least six scientists taking gas samples on its side, the Colombian Red Cross said. Eight other scientists--three Americans and five Colombians--were injured and 10 were missing.
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March 26, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
A volcano that killed as many as 25,000 people in a 1985 eruption rumbled and began spewing a thick column of ash and steam Friday. President Virgilio Barca ordered an evacuation of the immediate area. Pilots reported that the column of steam and ash was reaching 28,000 feet over the cone of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano at sunset Friday, the Civil Aeronautics Administration said in a news release.
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January 25, 1993 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the United Nations team of 70 scientists ventured into Colombia's 13,680-foot Galeras volcano, it seemed safe enough. The volcano had not erupted in six months, and instruments detected no seismic warning signs. But at 1:40 p.m. Jan. 14, Galeras began to belch ash and steam and spew glowing rocks a meter or more in diameter. Caught inside the volcano's crater, nine scientists died and 10 others--including an Arizona scientist who led the U.S. contingent--were injured.
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January 15, 1993 | Associated Press
A volcano erupted in southern Colombia on Thursday, spewing a huge column of ash and killing at least six scientists taking gas samples on its side, the Colombian Red Cross said. Eight other scientists--three Americans and five Colombians--were injured and 10 were missing.
NEWS
October 19, 1992 | STAN YARBRO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The second strong earthquake to hit Colombia in as many days caused at least two deaths Sunday and apparently triggered the violent eruption of a volcanic mound that left at least 36 people suffering from burns, authorities reported. A 1,500-foot-high volcanic mound erupted near the northwestern Colombian village of San Pedro de Uraba, burying several houses and showering residents with burning lava, mud and rock.
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September 2, 1989 | From Associated Press
Nevado del Ruiz, the volcano that wiped out a valley and 23,000 people in 1985, spouted steam and ashes Friday but then grew calm, an official said. People living nearby were evacuated. "Volcanic activity has decreased significantly," said Camilo Cardenas, head of President Virgilio Barco Vargas' emergency committee. A plume of smoke that was five miles high earlier in the day was down to half a mile by 12:30 p.m., and "so far there hasn't been any indication of avalanches," he said.
NEWS
March 29, 1988 | From Reuters
The government has scaled down a weekend emergency it declared when it feared that Volcano del Ruiz, which killed 23,000 people in a 1985 eruption, was about to erupt again. An "orange" alert declared on Friday was scaled down to "yellow" on Sunday night. The top "red" alert would be declared only if an eruption began. The government maintained an evacuation order for people living in the high-risk area, and two roads crossing the region remained closed.
NEWS
March 27, 1988
Colombia's Nevado del Ruiz volcano continued to spew a 9,000-foot-high column of ash and gas as authorities kept nearby inhabitants on alert. Residents of the area around the 17,800-foot volcano, located 90 miles west of Bogota, were tuned to radio broadcasts giving updates on its activity, which had stabilized somewhat after showing increasing signs of an eruption over the last five days.
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March 26, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
A volcano that killed as many as 25,000 people in a 1985 eruption rumbled and began spewing a thick column of ash and steam Friday. President Virgilio Barca ordered an evacuation of the immediate area. Pilots reported that the column of steam and ash was reaching 28,000 feet over the cone of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano at sunset Friday, the Civil Aeronautics Administration said in a news release.
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November 15, 1985 | TOM WELLS, Associated Press Writer and Associated Press
A volcano that had been rumbling to life for months erupted early Thursday, melting its snowcap and hurling down torrents of mud that buried four sleeping towns in an Andes mountain valley. Early estimates of the dead reached 20,000. Blazing volcanic ash cascaded into the valleys Wednesday night. A few hours later, the mud avalanche crashed through the towns, which had a combined population of 70,000. Lava began flowing from the cone Thursday afternoon.
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November 15, 1985 | TOM WELLS, Associated Press Writer and Associated Press
A volcano that had been rumbling to life for months erupted early Thursday, melting its snowcap and hurling down torrents of mud that buried four sleeping towns in an Andes mountain valley. Early estimates of the dead reached 20,000. Blazing volcanic ash cascaded into the valleys Wednesday night. A few hours later, the mud avalanche crashed through the towns, which had a combined population of 70,000. Lava began flowing from the cone Thursday afternoon.
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