Nevado del Ruiz


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Nevado del Ruiz,

volcano, 17,457 ft (5,321 m) high, in the Cordillera Central of the N Andes, E Colombia, on the Caldas-Tolima dept. border. A broad, glacier-covered stratovolcano, it can produce explosive eruptions with pyroclastic flowspyroclastic flow,
turbulent, fluidized mixture of rock, volcanic ash, and hot gas that moves like an avalanche away from a volcanic eruption. A pyroclastic flow may contain a mix of rock fragments ranging up to the size of boulders, with the heavier fragments moving along closer
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, and the melting of glaciers by those hot gases has resulted in devastating lahars (fast-moving mud and debris flows) during its eruptions, most recently in Nov., 1985, when a lahar buried or washed away Armero, a town 46 mi (74 km) away. The 1985 eruption, in which some 23,000 died, was one of the deadliest volcanic disasters of the 20th cent.
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Caldas: Nevado del Ruiz, superparamo, arenales 3 km al sur del refugio, cabeceras Quebrada Las Nereidas, 4400 m, 18 mar 1972, A.
El Volcan Nevado del Ruiz (VNR) es uno de los estratovolcanes activos mas representativos de la Cordillera Central Colombiana, se localiza dentro del Complejo Volcanico Cerro Bravo--Cerro Machin.
President Juan Manuel Santos said on his Twitter account that the area around the Nevado del Ruiz, in the central spine of Colombia's Andean mountain range, had been put on red alert and people should leave the area.
2) Armero was a town that suffered dearly after the 1985 eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano, which caused mudflows killing twenty-three thousand people.
The Nevado del Ruiz Volcano (NRV) is located in the northernmost end of the NVZ and is part of the previously-named Ruiz-Tolima volcanic complex (Herd, 1982) (Figure 5).
ABOUT 23,000 people were killed when the Nevado del Ruiz volcano - known as the Sleeping Lion - erupted in northern Colombia in 1985.
El presente estudio de investigacion abordo la actividad fisica y los sintomas en la aclimatacion en los turistas que visitan el Nevado del Ruiz en altitudes de 4.
1985: Erupcion del volcan Nevado del Ruiz y deslaves matan a al menos 25,000 personas.
1985: Eruption of Nevado del Ruiz volcano and mudslides kill at least 25,000
Establecemos su marco temporal a partir de 1985, pues la coyuntura que se presento en noviembre de dicho ano con la avalancha del Nevado del Ruiz, que sepulto al municipio de Armero, y con la toma del Palacio de Justicia por parte del M-19, tan solo una semana antes, genero en el ambito de la cultura politica un nuevo enfasis en el tema del riesgo.