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At least nine people have been killed after torrential rain caused a landslide on the northeast flank of the volcano, which tore a 4 km path through the village of Los Angelitos, Nejapa. 60 homes were buried and 75 damaged. Landslides at San Salvador are a known hazard- other destructive events occurred in 1982 and 2001. ... leer todo
Pequeños temblores volcánicos y temblor débil son visibles en el sismograma, pero dentro de los niveles normales de este volcán activo. ... leer todo
estratovolcán 1893 m / 6,211 ft
El Salvador, 13.73°N / -89.29°WLista de erupción
, 1806 (?), 1671, 1658, 1572 ± 2, ?1200, 640 AD ± 30 years
A small seismic swarm occurred in August 1999, when volcano-tectonic earthquakes about 5 km from the crater were detected. No other signs of unrest were noted.
Eruption from Boqueroncito (from Kumar, 1957)
The last eruption of San Salvador volcano began on 6 June 1917 following strong and destructive earthquakes lasting for 2 hours. The eruption consisted of an effusive fissure eruption on the NW flank followed by a moderately explosive summit eruption (similar, but smaller in scale, to the Eyafjallajökull eruption in 2010).
The effusive phase produced a large aa lava flow on the NW flank, left a row of cinder cones on the eruptive fissure, and lasted about a week. The second phase started simultaneously with the waning of the waning of the first phase from a fissure vent inside the summit crater. It quickly evaporated a former 400 m wide lake and built the small Boqueroncito cinder cone.
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