Tremors Around Columbian Volcano

03 March 2012 | 13:05 Code : 5660 Geoscience events
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CNN reports that 30 earthquakes have shook the Galeras volcano, located in ...

 CNN reports that 30 earthquakes have shook the Galeras volcano, located in Columbia, since Saturday. This has raised fears of a possible eruption though the government has not upgraded the volcano warning levels. More than 30 temblors have occurred within 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) of the Galeras volcano beginning Saturday, geologist Roberto Torres said. Several had a magnitude near 5 and seven were strong enough to be felt by people. “The tremors are small in earthquake terms, but in terms of the volcano, they are notable,” said Torres, of the government’s Geology and Mines Institute. Galeras erupted in 1993, killing 9 people, including 5 volcanologists monitoring the volcano who were caught inside the crater.

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