Weather of Arabia - Yesterday, Saturday, the authorities in Colombia recommended that residents of towns near an active volcano that is roaring evacuate them in anticipation of a possible eruption.
The disaster management office said it plans to evacuate populated areas within 15 km of the main crater of the "Nevado del Ruiz" volcano, which consists of 3 craters in the Colombian Andes.
And recorded an increase in seismic activity in the volcano, which caused its eruption in 1985, killing 25 thousand people in the worst natural disaster in Colombia.
There has recently been a "significant increase in seismic activity," Colombia's Ministry of Mines said in a statement, while the Colombian Geological Service warned of "a possible eruption within days or weeks," according to AFP.
This giant volcano with a height of 5,300 meters in western Colombia is one of a chain of volcanoes that form the Ring of Fire in the Pacific Ocean Basin, which is characterized by active volcanoes and frequent earthquakes.
On November 13, 1985, the high temperature resulting from the eruption of the volcano melted the snow covering the mountains around it, which led to the formation of torrents of mud that buried the town of Armero and destroyed half of its 50,000 population.
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