Colombia Starts Evacuating 2.500 Families Near Active Volcano

N/A • 7 April 2023 00:14

Where the country's officials have begun evacuating thousands of families from their homes after the Nevado del Ruiz volcano showed high levels of seismic activity. 

The recent seismic activity of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano could signal an eruption in the coming days or weeks. Responding to this Colombian officials announced that nearly 2,500 families could be in danger, and their evacuation has already been ordered. So far, 40 have been evacuated and more effort to evacuate the rest is now taking place. 

Officials also shut down a popular national park that surrounds the Nevado del Ruiz volcano and said that schools located within a 10-kilometer radius of the volcano’s crater / will hold classes online only. 

Last week, Colombia's national agency for risk management issued an orange alert for the volcano, The alert indicates that an eruption is probable”, but not imminent. The volcano also spewed a 900-meter column of ashes on Sunday. 

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(Leah Alexis Laloan)