Nevado del ruiz the highest active volcano in the andes mountains of colombia suffers a mild eruption that generates a series of lava flows and surges over. Colombias nevado del ruiz erupted and mudflows swept down from a height of 17500 feet on november 13 1985 colombias nevado del ruiz south americas most northerly active volcano erupted close to midnight pyroclastic flows melted ice and snow at the 17500 foot summit forming mudflows that rushed down several river valleys. On november 13 1985 catastrophic mudflows swept down the slopes of the erupting nevado del ruiz volcano in colombia south america destroying structures in their paths various estimates of deaths ranged as high as 24000 area residents. Suggested citation5 the warning periodnational research council 1991 the eruption of nevado del ruiz volcano colombia south america november 13 1985 . Stanford libraries official online search tool for books media journals databases government documents and more
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