Nevado del Ruiz

Nevado del Ruiz is an active volcano in the South American country of Columbia. Lying 80 miles west of Bogotá, Nevado del Ruiz is part of Los Nevados National Park.

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What type of damage did nevado del ruiz do?

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It destroyed many houses and many families
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What plate boundary is Nevado del Ruiz located on?

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The nevado del ruiz is located on a convergent plate boundary, this is where a continental and oceanic crust collide head on and the oceanic crust (the densest) is driven under the continental and melts in the mantle, the melted plate then is pressured back up through the continental plate and forms volcanoes. fold mountains will be found here too.
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What are the causes of the Nevado del Ruiz eruptions?

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The causes of the Nevado Del Ruiz eruptions 1) location (intersection of four fault lines -- as if one fault line wasn't bad enough) 2) occurrence of small earthquakes 3) spewing of gas and steam 4) phreatic eruptions 5) pyroclastic eruptions In consequence, the town of Armero was destroyed, and thousands of people were killed or left homeless. BY AISHA ARIF
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How may people did the Nevado del ruiz eruption kill?

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Nevado del Ruiz killed about 23000 people in 1985 in November 13th. Only about 5000 out of the original 28000 people living in the nearby city of Amero survived
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What types of volcanic rock fragments or lava come out of the Nevado del Ruiz?

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The Nevado del Ruiz has many layers of lava alternating with hardened volcanic ash and other pyroclastic rocks.
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How was Nevado del Ruiz formed?

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The Nevado del Ruiz volcano is located on a destructive plate boundary whereby the dense, oceanic Nazca plate is being subducted under the less dense, continental South American plate. The melted rock from the Oceanic plate rises to the surface, the pressure builds until the magma erupts from the volcano. It is a composite or strato volcano meaning it is made up of layers of solidified lava and pyroclasic material.
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When did nevado del ruiz erupt?

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13th of November 1985 at 9.00 PM local time
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How high is nevado del ruiz?

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The Nevado de Ruiz is 5321 meters above sea level according to wikipedia.
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How the Nevado del Ruiz effects people?

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some lost their families and were scarred for life !! many injured and over 23000 died.
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How many people died in the nevado del ruiz eruption?

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the nevado del ruiz volcano killed about 23000 people on November 13th.Only about 5000 out of the original 28000 people living in the nearby city of amero survived. The volcano also injured 5000 people.
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What type of volcano is Nevado del Ruiz in Colombia?

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Nevado del Ruiz is an active volcano. The last erruption occured on November 13, 1985.
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How close do people live to Nevado Del Ruiz?

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There are five villages within 45 kilometers of the volcano, Nevado Del Ruiz, sometimes called Mount Ruiz, in Colombia. * Villamaria * Manizales * Herveo * Villa Hermosa * El Libano. None of the villages are on a river or canyon from the volcano, so they were not affected by lahars. They were all affected by falling ash. There is also a large town, Armero, 74 kilometers away on the Lagunillas River, where 23,000 people were killed by lahars, or volcanic mudflows from the November 1985 eruption. The town was destroyed.
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Why did people live so near the nevado del ruiz volcano?

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because they want to die a horrible death.
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What was named after nevado del ruiz?

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It was named after a boy named Alex Ruiz a boy who survived the first eruption in 6660 B.C.
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How did nevado del ruiz colombia form?

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Nevado del Ruiz formed in association with a subduction zone, where the Nazca plate, composed of oceanic crust, slides under the South American Plate, composed of continental crust. The subducting Nazca Plate dakes some water and other "volatile" substances with it. This lowers the melting point of the superheated rocks of Earth's mantle, causing some molten rock, called magma, to rise through the crust of the overriding South American Plate. This magma is released to the survace via volcanoes, one of which is Nevado del Ruiz. Over many thousands of years the ash and lava flows produced by the volcano have piled up to form a mountain.
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What shape does the nevado del ruiz have?

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it is a stratovolcano, if u are talking about its shape. basically, it is cone shaped. if this is not what u were talking about, then i am sorry...
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How much damage did the Nevado Del Ruiz cause?

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lots, homes were buried in mud, ash and destroyed by pyroclstic flows, people were killed (23,000 to be exact) and destruction of wildlife!