Volcano Nevado de la Ruiz closed four airports in Colombia

Airports in the Colombian city of Manizales, Armenia, Cartago and Pereira stopped work. According to "Interfax", this was due to the volcano Nevado de la Ruiz throws ashes.

As explained by the Deputy Director of the Civil Aviation of Colombia, Carlos Silva, ash emissions pose a risk to air traffic in the area mentioned cities. Resumption of the airports will depend on the level of ash in the air.

Director of national risk assessment Carlos Ivan Marquez, in turn, said that in case of deterioration of the situation in the evacuation ready 21 municipalities located in the zone of possible eruption.

"All emergency services in the country are working to assess the activity of the volcano Nevado de la Ruiz" — said Marquez.

Activity of the volcano Nevado del Ruiz in Colombia, awakened in Colombia has forced local authorities to take precautions and to close the four airports in the surrounding towns, said channel Univision. Without air travel remains a city Manizales, Pereira, Armenia and Cartago. In these villages the population distributed thousands of masks to prevent the ash into the airways. Ash emissions from the crater of the volcano led to the announcement in the yellow region of the level of anxiety, which does not yet evacuated. However, the authorities do not rule out the possibility of the eruption of the volcano in the coming days, and therefore the level of risk can be raised to orange. In November 1985 eruption of Nevado del Ruiz volcano has led to tragic consequences. Then, due to the rapid melting of the ice on the crater of the volcano rapidly raise the water level in the river Guali which burst its banks. Armero flood washed away the city and killed more than 20,000 people.

The eruption of the volcano Nevado del Ruiz-April 7, 2012.

The eruption of the volcano Nevado del Ruiz-April 20, 2012.

The eruption of the volcano Nevado del Ruiz-May 24, 2012

The eruption of the volcano Nevado del Ruiz-May 29, 2012.

Source: newsru.com.

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