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Report on False Reports (Unknown) — October 1976

False Reports

Scientific Event Alert Network Bulletin, vol. 1, no. 13 (October 1976)
Managing Editor: Lindsay McClelland.

False Reports (Unknown) Colombia: Evacuation due to possible unconfirmed eruption

Please cite this report as:

Global Volcanism Program, 1976. Report on False Reports (Unknown) (McClelland, L., ed.). Scientific Event Alert Network Bulletin, 1:13. Smithsonian Institution. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.GVP.SEAN197610-600600

False Reports


Lat Unknown, Unknown; summit elev. m

All times are local (unless otherwise noted)

A possible volcanic eruption began during the afternoon of 21 October 1976. Forty families were evacuated. No human casualties were reported, but 100 head of cattle have been killed and another 100 trapped by the activity. A lava flow was reported, but it should be noted that La Lorenza is on the Caribbean coast, in an area where mud volcanoes are common.

Geological Summary. False or otherwise incorrect reports of volcanic activity.

Information Contacts: AFP.