Colombian authorities raised the threat level to orange Galeras volcano code alert for a possible eruption within days or weeks.
According to the Colombian Institute of Geology and Mining (Ingeominas) received a warning of a possible eruption in the next few days Galeras volcano in southwest Colombia because of the increased level of seismic aktivnosti.V particular appearance on Wednesday January 26 earthquake screw characteristics (with screw-type characteristics) predecessors pregoing eruptions listed to earlier.
Civil Defence staff and volunteers from the Red Cross were prepared 9 points for the evacuation of people from lying near the municipalities of Pasto, Nariño and La Florida.Evakuatsionnye items with all of the distribution of the population of up to 8,000 people — said on the radio RCN Director of the Humanitarian Organization Red Cross Javier Gerrero.Zhiteli informed of the danger, but the evacuation has not been carried out.
Galeras is one of the most active volcanoes in the country, the 2009 eruption it was 5 times the 2010 eruption began in January and is forced to evacuate residents in remote areas.
Source: Colombia Reports