52 mud volcanoes in the southwest corner of Cartagena that have been active in the
recent weeks are causing panic among the residents of the area. 400
families want to be relocated.
Representatives of the community have met several times with the authorities in the last ten days and asked to be relocated to another, safe, site.
Ana Arango, a resident of the volcano area, is afraid every time she hears the glasses tinkle in her house when the earth quakes, she told newspaper El Tiempo.
The most uncomfortable thing for Pedro Ruiz is that his house cracks more and more every day.
“Recently, a volcano, like we have here, erupted in the municipality of Necocli, Antioquia. There were no deaths, but only because there were no houses in the area”, he added.
The mud volcanoes are only 12 to 20 meters high and have a diameter of up to 50 meters.