Nevado del Ruiz Case Study

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Which two plates cause the volcano?
Nazca and South American
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Where is the volcano?
nr Armero, Columbia
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Why do the plates melt and what does this form?
friction; magma
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What type of volcano is Nevado del Ruiz?
Strato
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When was the eruption?
13th November 1985
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How much of the ice cap melted?
5-10%
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What river did the lahar flow down?
Languntilla River
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How much of Armero was destroyed?
85%
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How many people died?
23 000
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How many people were left homeless?
10 000
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What happened to the water supply?
It became contaminated with lead and iron
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How many cattle were affected?
35 000
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Why did all rescue have to be undertaken by air?
Because the mud couldn't support heavy machinery
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How many days did it take for international aid to arrive?
3 days
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nr Armero, Columbia

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What type of volcano is Nevado del Ruiz?

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