Featured volcano : Galeras, Colombia

Galeras, a stratovolcano with a large breached caldera located immediately west of the city of Pasto (a city with approx. 400,000 inhabitants), is one of Colombia's most frequently active volcanoes. The dominantly andesitic Galeras volcanic complex has been active for more than 1 million years, and … [Read more...]

Volcano activity of July 7-8, 2012 - California, Hawaii, Italy, Spain, Colombia and Mexico

This (almost) daily post intends to follow up the activity changes of volcanoes all over the world. This post is written by geologist Richard Wilson who specializes in Volcano seismicity and Armand Vervaeck. Please feel free to tell us about new or changed activity if we haven't written about it. … [Read more...]

Earthquakes list January 31, 2011

M 4.5      2011/01/31 23:55     Depth 91.1 km     ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE January 31, 2011 at 07:55:26 PM at epicenter Harmless deep earthquake in northern part of Chile. 197 km (122 miles) SE (139°) from Calama, Chile Quake-maps.com satellite map + I Did Feel It form Alternative … [Read more...]

Colombia : Red alert for possible eruption of Galeras Volcano

The Colombian authorities have declared the maximum alert for Galeras volcano and forced 8000 people living in and around 7 villages nearby the volcano to abandon their houses and to evacuate  for safer grounds. The Galeras volcano has a history of short but violent eruptions. The 'Red Alert' has … [Read more...]

Colombia - M 5.0 - Moderate earthquake

Earthquake Report comment : At 2:34 PM a moderate earthquake struck Columbia with the epicenter at a distance of 125 km from Bogota. The village closest to the epicenter is Las Mercedes. The epicenter area is a farming area with few houses. The depth of 63 km softened the impact of the quake. USGS … [Read more...]