On May 30, 2003, Cartagona volcano erupted violently, sending debris raining down on the town of Cartaganca, and killing hundreds of people and destroying hundreds of buildings.
The eruption killed more than 100 people, and forced the evacuation of over 2,000 people.
Since then, the mud volcano has continued to rise.
In April of 2018, Cartagoans volcano erupted again.
It was the third time in less than a year that the mud had erupted.
The volcano is the third most active volcano in Colombia, and the third-largest in the world after Mount St. Helens and Mount St Helens-III in Washington, D.C. “I will keep on fighting the eruption until I get rid of this volcano,” Cartaganes President Jose Angel Salas said in a statement.
The mud volcano erupted in March of 2019 and is believed to have reached a maximum volume of lava within the past month.
The National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) said on Tuesday that the next eruption is set for May 2021.
Aerial view of the volcano.
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