Case study Nevado Del Ruiz

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What is the Location?
Near Armero, Columbia
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What is the date of the Volcanic Eruption?
13th November 1985
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What is the time of the initial blast?
3:06 pm (killed form a Lahar night before/early morn)
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How many people were killed?
23,000 - 3/4 of towns population died
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How many people were injured?
45,000 injured
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What Volcano type is Nevado del Ruiz?
Strato Volcano
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What is the tectonic setting of the area?
Eastward subduction of the Nazca Oceanic Plate beneath South American plate
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Other relevant Info
LEDC, most people were in bed when they got killed and they did not listen to any warnings from the VDAP or USGS
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