Saturday, November 08, 2008

Possible eruption in Colombia

Authorities in the southern Colombian department of NariƱo are on high alert after the Galeras volcano became active and blew smoke one and a half mile up in the sky.

The Galeras is one of the volcanoes of the so called "Pacific Ring of Fire", has a height of 4,275 meters and is one of Colombia's fifteen active volcanoes.

The volcano erupted a dozen times since 1989. The last time was in January when surrounding towns and villages had to be evacuated.

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