Friday, July 03, 2009
The Galeras volcano displays its explosive character in Colombia
No report on possible toll or injuries has been reported so far, but the state-run Geological Mining Institute announced a high-level alert on Sunday due to the explosive feature of the volcano activities, AFP reported.
Authorities are planning to send to safer places an estimated 7,000 people who live at the foot of the spewing volcano which scrapes the sky to an altitude of 4,270 meters (14,029 feet).
A 1993 eruption of Galeras killed nine people, including six scientists who had descended its crater to take gas samples.