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2/06/2009

Nevado del Huila about to erupt, say experts

Columbia, S.A.
A major eruption of Colombia's highest volcano, the Nevado del Huila, seems imminent. This was revealed by experts and authorities on Thursday. A fly-over performed on Wednesday showed a large 'dome' of lava hanging over the volcano, which could indicate that an eruption is about to occur. As such, those living in the danger area were ordered to evacuate immediately. "The volcano has a significantly strong dome and we don't know when an eruption could occur." It is however certain that the dome is still growing which means an increased level of danger. The Nevado del Huila began showing activity in 2007, after having remained dormant for more than 500 years. Four eruptions have occurred since, most recently in November last year. That particular eruption reportedly took ten lives. If experts are right, a next eruption could be stronger than any of the previous four.
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