Galeras, Colombia

INGEOMINAS reported that on several occasions during 25 February-2 March white gas plumes from Galeras with variable ash content rose to a peak altitude of 5.4 km (17,700 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NNW. On 3 March, the Alert Level was lowered from II (Orange; “probable eruption in term of days or weeks”) to III (Yellow; “changes in the behavior of volcanic activity”).

Source: Instituto Colombiano de Geología y Minería (INGEOMINAS) – “Report provided courtesy of the Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program and the US Geological Survey’s Volcano Hazards Program.”

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