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The Nevado del Huila volcano in south west Colombia remains unsettled. Researchers announced on Wednesday that they have recorded 1,004 seismic tremors over the past week.

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A 4.6 magnitude earthquake rattled the crater of the active Nevado del Huila volcano in southeastern Colombia near noon Tuesday.
Between September 4 and 11, 2008 over 700 seismic events were recorded and residents were asked to abandon their homes.


Un temblor de 4.6 grados de magnitud en la escala de Richter sacudió hoy el suroccidente de Colombia, sin que se reportaran daños ni víctimas, informó el Instituto estatal de Geología y Minería (Ingeominas).
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According to the Washington VAAC, a pilot reported an ash plume from Nevado del Huila on 17 April. An ash plume that was evident on satellite imagery at 04:15 rose to an approximate altitude of 11.3 km a.s.l. and drifted East.
On April 18, 2007 the volcano erupted twice causing avalanches into the Paez River, this event caused water levels to rise along the Magdalena River.

Nevado del Huila, the highest active volcano in Colombia, is an elongated N-S-trending volcanic chain mantled by a glacier icecap. The 5365-m-high andesitic-dacitic volcano was constructed within a 10-km-wide caldera.

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Latitude: 2.93210 Longitude: -76.02409

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The long-dormant Nevado del Huila volcano erupted late Tuesday and early Wednesday, provoking avalanches and floods that swept away houses and bridges and prompted thousands to evacuate.

"There are 10,000 people in the zone, of which we've already evacuated 3,500" - Luz Amanda Pulido, director of the national disaster office,  Colombia.

There were no reports of deaths or injuries.
The volcano's eruption at 10:37 p.m. Tuesday (03:37 GMT Wednesday) was its first on record since Colombia was colonized by the Spanish 500 years ago. A second eruption occurred at 2:57 a.m. (07:57 GMT) Wednesday.
Experts were not ruling out more eruptions.

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Latitude:    2.93° N  Longitude; 76.03° W

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