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Colombia puts volcano on red alert after dawn eruption

Colombian officials raised the alert on the Galeras volcano to "red," the highest level, on Wednesday and ordered the evacuation of 8,000 people after a small dawn eruption.



Bogota: Colombian officials raised the alert
on the Galeras volcano to "red," the highest level, on Wednesday and
ordered the evacuation of 8,000 people after a small dawn
eruption.

The small eruption, which was not an explosion, occurred
at 04:00 GMT (0900 GMT).
Martha Calvache, under director of the state geological
service, said the volcano is "emitting ash and lava has been
detected in the crater."
"The volcano is in a very unstable phase," she said.

"There hasn`t been a major eruption or quakes, but in no
way can you think that nothing is happening."

PTI

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