Volcano Activity in Colombia on Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 at 14:20 (02:20 PM) UTC. Description Colombian volcanologists indicated that the likelihood of an eruption at the Nevado del Ruiz volcano has increased, after an earthquake Tuesday morning in cental Colombia. Local authorities have raised the alert level from yellow to orange following a report issued by the Manizales Volcanological and Seismological Observatory. An orange alert does not mean an eruption is imminent. Web cameras in the area “show the emission of ash,” which “has been felt in the area surrounding the volcano,” according to Seismologic and Volcanic Observation director Gloria Patricia Cortes, who also noted the impact on city of Manizales and municipality of Villamaria. Cortes said that relief agencies in the area are prepped for immediate action, in case of emergency. “The recommendation now is to use masks in the city of Manizales because of the persistent rain of ashes,” said Cortes, who also said that she did not expect a lava flow but did not rule out that the emission of ash could continue for some time. According to officials, small amounts of ash could be dispersed from the volcano to remote areas depending on wind direction and strength. The volcano has been fluctuating at high activity levels for the past several months and was lowered to alert level yellow earlier this month. The last eruption of the volcano in 1985 killed an estimated 25,000 people and destroyed the town of Armero.
Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 at 03:11 UTC Description Air operations were suspended today at four airports in Colombia due to the emission of gases and ashes from the Nevado del Ruiz volcano, located on the border between the departments of Caldas and Tolima. In this regard the Deputy Director of Civil Aeronautics, Colonel Carlos Silva, said that there are restrictions in the airports of Manizales, Armenia, Pereira and Cartago. According to Silva there is evidence of the presence of ashes on runways of those cities´ airports, so the suspension will remain in effect until the danger has passed. On Tuesday, the Nevado del Ruiz volcano registered an unusual increase in activity, which prompted authorities to order the orange alert or level 2, which means a likely eruption in days or weeks.
Volcano Activity in USA on Tuesday, 29 May, 2012 at 16:14 (04:14 PM) UTC. Description As the summer months approach, officials want to remind those who go out to Mt. Baker that they are skiing and snowboarding and camping on an active volcano. May is volcano awareness month, and Carolyn Driedger with the U.S. Geological Survey says the biggest threat from a Baker eruption would be volcanic mud flows. She says those who live in volcano hazard zones around Mt. Baker need to have a plan to get to higher ground. Driedger says officials are confident they will see some warning signs before an eruption on Mt. Baker. West of Baker, the towns of Glacier, Maple Falls, Deming, Everson and Sumas all lie in the pathway for eruption-related mud flows.
And damn. Puterman is offline. I wanted him to visit and give his opinion because he told me he was keeping files of Popo's webcams.
Popocatepetl Volcano (Popo) blasted a tower of ash today over nearby towns and villages prompting authorities to consider the possibility of evacuations.