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Colombian volcano erupts, evacuation ordered

Last Updated: Sunday, January 03, 2010, 12:51

The Galeras volcano in southern Colombia erupted on Saturday, shooting rock and ash and prompting authorities to order the evacuation of about 8,000 people.

Colombia volcano rumbles back to life

Last Updated: Monday, November 02, 2009, 10:01

Officials in southern Colombia have issued a code orange alert for the newly-active Galeras volcano which they said could erupt in a matter of days or weeks, according to the state-run Geological and Mining Institute.