The Galeras volcano, located near the south Colombian city of Pasto erupted for the second time in 24 hours. The situation remains at red alert.
The Pasto Observatory of Vulcanology and Seismology recorded the latest eruption at 6:38am Monday morning. The previous eruption was at 7:18am Sunday morning.
The Conservatory announced that today’s eruption was “explosive in nature”.
The situation remains on red alert because authorities believe another eruption is “imminent” according to Terra.
Authorities called a red alert Sunday and
ordered some 8,000 people living in the vicinity of the volcano to evacuate.
Monday’s eruption is the eigth this year and the 14th since 2004, when Galeras went from dormant to reactive.