Plate Tectonics
 

Mt. Nevado del Ruiz

The eruption of Mr. Nevado del Ruiz in the town of Armero, Colombia, were warned for a long time in advance. Volcanologists saw signs that Mt. Nevado del Ruiz could erupt at any time for over a year but warning signs were ignored. The officials of the town where Mt. Nevado del Ruiz was to erupt did not want the people to be alarmed. By the time actions were taken, it was too late to take precaution for the eruption of Mt. Nevado del Ruiz. The whole town of Armero in Colombia were destroyed. Below are facts about the eruption of Mt. Nevado del Ruiz. The Mt. Nevado del Ruiz eruption was referred to as the most devastating volcano of the 20th century.

When did Mt. Nevado del Ruiz erupt?

Mt. Nevado del Ruiz erupted on November 13, 1985.

Where was Mt. Nevado del Ruiz?

Mt. Nevado del Ruiz was in the town of Armero, Colombia.

How many people were killed in the eruption of Mt. Nevado del Ruiz?

About 25,000 people were killed when Mt. Nevado del Ruiz erupted. 5,000 people were injured and over 10,000 became homeless.

 Mt. Nevado Del Ruiz