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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) 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

San Miguel volcano news & activity updates

San Miguel volcano (El Salvador) activity update

Mon, 28 Apr 2014, 15:32
15:32 PM | BY: T
View of the steam plume from Charrapastique volcano (La Prensa Grafica)
View of the steam plume from Charrapastique volcano (La Prensa Grafica)
The Chaparrastique volcano remains restless. An increase in degassing and seismic activity on Sunday was reported. According to a local press article, MARN observed pulsating gas emissions that reached heights between 200 and 600 meters between 9-11 pm yesterday local time as well after midnight.
Previous news
Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 09:30
Tremor amplitude at San Miguel volcano over the past weeks (MARN)
NO significant changes in activity have been noted. Seismic activity remains elevated, but at stable levels lower than during the second half of February. ... read all
Sun, 2 Mar 2014, 08:55
Tremor intensity at San Miguel volcano (MARN)
Seismic and degassing activity at the volcano decreased during the past days at bit, but remain elevated. The gas plume reached 100 m above the crater and drifted S-SW yesterday. read all
Fri, 21 Feb 2014, 13:29
Tremor intensity at San Miguel volcano (MARN)
The situation has remained essentially unchanged and the volcano has (not yet) erupted again. Seismic activity remains high and continues to increase overall, while surface activity consists of pulsating gas emissions reaching a height of 200 m. ... read all
Sun, 16 Feb 2014, 13:18
Tremor intensity at San Miguel volcano (MARN)
Warning signs of a possible new eruption of the volcano in the near future are becoming increasingly alarming. Accompanied by an ongoing earthquake swarm, tremor (as an indicator of internal pressure) continues to climb. Pulsating gas emissions reaching 50-400 m height above the crater have been seen recently. ... read all
Thu, 13 Feb 2014, 10:06
Sequence of the small explosion at San Miguel yesterday (MARN)
A small ash explosion occurred yesterday afternoon at the volcano, at 16:44 (local time). It only lasted about 10 minutes and produced a small ash plume rising approx. 500 m. It is the first eruptive activity since the larger explosion on 29 Dec past year, and is likely only a precursor of more violent activity to come. read all

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