Three years ago today I woke up to quite the surprise–a fine coating of volcanic ash on everything. I lived 30 miles away from Nevado del Ruiz, a volcano in central Colombia which last erupted in 1994. Never did I consider a volcano eruption when moving to South America. I was stressed most of the day with talks of a big eruption but needless to say only minor activity resulted. It is quite the memory, something I will always remember.
The volcano for the past few days is stirring again like three years ago. Check out the activity here for live webcam views.