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San Miguel volcano
stratovolcano 2130 m / 6,988 ft
El Salvador, 13.43°N / -88.27°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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San Miguel volcano eruptions:
2015, 2014, 2013, 2002, 1997, 1995, 1985-86, 1976-77, 1970, 1967, 1966 (Jul), 1966 (Feb), 1964, 1954, 1939, 1936(?), 1931, 1930, 1929, 1919-20, 1890-91, 1884, 1882, 1867-68, 1862, 1857, 1855, 1854(?), 1844-48, 1819, 1811(?), 1798(?), 1787, 1769, 1762, 1699, 1510 ± 5 years
Typical eruption style:
small to moderate phreatic and phreatomagmatic summit explosions
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San Miguel volcano (El Salvador) activity update: elevated seismic activity, tremor pulses

Tuesday Oct 09, 2012 10:05 AM | BY: T

Current seismic signal from VSM station (SNET)
Current seismic signal from VSM station (SNET)
Corresponding tremor signal (SNET)
Corresponding tremor signal (SNET)
Strong tremor pulses and frequent small quakes and long period events appear on the seismograms of San Miguel volcano.
SNET has not reported other unusual activity from the volcano and maintains its safety recommendation to stay away 2 km from the summit, which was issued in July 2011 when seismicity started to increase.
Previous news
Current seismic signal from VSM station (SNET)
Wednesday, Oct 03, 2012
Strong tremor pulses appear at the seismic recording of San Miguel volcano suggesting magma might be moving under the volcano. There are no reports of usual surface activity. [more]
Current seismic signal (VSM station, INETER)
Thursday, Sep 27, 2012
Lots of seismic activity with small quakes and tremor pulses is occurring at the volcano. [more]
Seismic signal on 23 Sep (VSM station, INETER)
Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012
Elevated seismic activity with probable tremor pulses and lots of small quakes continues, but has been decreasing over the past days. [more]
Current seismic signal from VSM station (INETER)
Saturday, Sep 22, 2012
The seismicity has been calmer in recent days, although there are still a number of small quakes and low-energy tremor and long-period events. [more]
Today's seismic signal (VSM station, INETER)
Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012
Seismicity remains elevated at San Miguel volcano. Lots of tremor pulses and small quakes appear on the seismograms. [more]

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