Armero, Colombia
Armero, or Armero-Guayabal, is a municipality in the Tolima Department, Colombia. According to the National Department of Statistics of Colombia, 12,852 lived in the town in 2005. Its median temperature is 26 °C. It was founded in 1895, but was not officially recognized as the seat of the region until 29 September 1908, by President Rafael Reyes. The town was originally named San Lorenzo. In 1930, the name was changed to Armero in memory of José León Armero, a national martyr.
Because the region became the main cotton producer in the country, the city was called Colombia's White City. It was a prosperous agricultural area until 1985.
The original seat of the region was destroyed on November 13, 1985 after an eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz Volcano produced lahars that destroyed the town and killed about 23,000 people. Approximately 31,000 people lived in the area at the time. The incident became known as the Armero tragedy. While the destruction of the town made world news in its own right, the best known victim was Omayra Sánchez, a young girl who died after being trapped by water and concrete up to her neck for three days. After this event, the town of Guayabal was assigned as the seat of the municipality of Armero, rendering Armero a ghost town.
The survivors were relocated to the towns of Guayabal and Lérida where they received housing and money, though little was done in aiding the survivors in reconstructing their lives.
In the area where the city was located, survivors created an extensive cemetery. Where each one had a house, they constructed a tomb with an epitaph. In this way, they constructed a new symbolic city called The Camposanto. Francisco González explains in his book, Epitafios, algo de historia hasta esta tarde pasando por Armero (Epitaphs, a bit of history during this afternoon, passing through Armero).
Armando Armero is a foundation set up to bring social and economic development to a zone that has been devastated in the aftermath of the last eruption of Ruiz. It has created the Centro de Interpretación de la Memoria y la Tragedia de Armero, the first Memory Interpretation Center of a Natural Catastrophe in the world located exactly where the events occurred. There are memorial sites at each of the important places of the city (such as hospitals, parks, and theaters) near the ruins. In those, visitors can learn about the city as they existed before the tragedy.
CIMTA also has educational and informational sites where visitors can learn about the anatomy of volcanoes, the events of the Armero Tragedy and what to do in the event of an eruption.

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Armero tragedy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Armero tragedy was one of the major consequences of the eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz stratovolcano in Tolima, Colombia, on November 13, 1985.
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Armero - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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On 13 November 1985, an avalanche caused by the eruption of the Nevado del Ruíz Volcano devastated the population of Armero, in the province of Tolima.
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BBC ON THIS DAY | 13 | 1985: Volcano kills thousands in Colombia
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Deadly Lahars from Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia
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Nov 29, 2009 ... Lessons Learned from the Armero, Colombia Tragedy. Late in the evening on November 13, 1985, most of those living in the Colombian town ...
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U.S. Geological Survey Circular
U.S. Geological Survey Circular
1992
The town of Armero, Colombia — buried by mudflows triggered by the 1985 eruption at Nevado del Ruiz — was located on a debris fan that was overrun by destructive mudflows in the year 1595, shortly after the arrival of the Spanish colonists, ...
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Eruption!: Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives (Scientists in the Field Series)
Elizabeth Rusch and Tom Uhlman, 2013
Gr 5-9–What does another book about volcanoes or natural disasters matter to a nonfiction section these days? In the case of this addition to the series, it matters a lot. This book gives tragic and terrifying volcanoes a sense of story that other books lack by talking about real-life crises and how individuals came together to keep millions of peo...
Sentimientos E Inspiraciones: Poemas
Sentimientos E Inspiraciones: Poemas
Fernando Dávila Prado, 2011
ARMERO. COLOMBIA. Pobrecita niña mía, tus palabras martillan mi cerebro, tu carita hace temblar todo mi ser, quiero vivir decías, y claro tenias derecho a vivir pero te ibas lentamente. Tu rostro, que lleva el rostro de todos los niños de ...
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Peter Francis and Clive Oppenheimer, 2003
The second edition of Volcanoes discusses the impact of volcanic eruptions on the Earth's environment-a cause of debate and extensive research by leading academics worldwide. Featuring excellent illustrations, the text includes a new chapter on volcanic hazards, which looks at complex scientific and sociological issues surrounding risk mitigat...
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Robert Desjarlais, Leon Eisenberg, 1995
Box 1.2 Disasters and Mental Health Care The town of Armero, Colombia, was destroyed in November 1985 when a volcano erupted in the Colombian Andes, creating an avalanche of gray ash, steaming mud, rocks, and tree trunks.
No Apparent Danger: The True Story of Volcanic Disaster at Galeras and Nevado Del Ruiz
No Apparent Danger: The True Story of Volcanic Disaster at Galeras and Nevado Del Ruiz
Victoria Bruce, 2002
The fight currently raging within the volcanological community, sketched by the discrepancies between Bruce's work and Stanley Williams and Fen Montaigne's Surviving Galeras (reviewed below), concerns what is known about predicting eruptions, and particularly about Galeras when it blew, and why nine people died in that eruption (see PW, B...
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