Seismologists in Manizales measured intense activity of the Machín volcano and immediately called on the authorities to evacuate the surrounding villages. Approximately 500 people were taken from their home. Authorities declared a yellow state of alert in the area. The Machín is considered the potentially most dangerous volcano in the country.
There have been small eruptions of lava, but there were no reported injuries
The Nevado de Huila volcano, which has been active a number of times this year already, showed so much seismic activity this weekend that authorities decided to declare a state of orange alert, meaning that an eruption can be expected in a period of days or weeks.