Nevado del Ruiz

By: Chasey Lain Pulliam

Summary of Nevado del Ruiz

-In English means “The Nearby Town”

-Located on the border of Caldas and Tolima, Colombia

-Located about 80 miles from the capitol of Colombia, Bogotá

-Part of Los Nevados National Natural Park

-Part of the Andes Mountain Range

November 13, 1985
-Deadliest Lahar in History-

-November 13, 1985, a small eruption produced an enormous lahar (massive mud and debris flows) that buried and destroyed the town of Armero in Tolima

-Estimated 25,000 deaths

-Deadliest lahar in recorded history

July 2, 2012
-Most Recent Eruption-

-Volcanic activity started on March 8, 2012 (form of ashes)

-Eruption occurred on July 2, 2012

-Traveled about 5 miles in diameter

-Volcanic emission lasted until January 2013

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