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Nevado del Ruiz Volcano Eruption

The Armero tragedy was one of the major consequences of the eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz stratovolcano in Tolima, Colombia. After 69 years of dormancy, the volcano's eruption caught nearby towns unaware, even though the government had received warnings from multiple volcanological organizations to evacuate the area after the detection of volcanic activity two months earlier.
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    • Essentials 

    • Background 

    • 1985 activity 

    • Relief efforts 

    • Aftermath 

    • Legacy