November 14th, 1985, the Nevado del Ruiz Volcano killed over 20,000.

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On November 14th, 1985, the Nevado del Ruiz Volcano erupted in Colombia, killing over 20,000 as nearby towns are buried in mud, ice, and lava. Scientists studying the volcano believed an eruption was imminent and had recommended an evacuation of the area which was largely ignored, resulting in the high number of casualties.

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Today’s feature article was penned by Field Gear Editor Thomas Christianson.

 



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