San Miguel volcano news & activity updates
San Miguel volcano (San Salvador): increase in seismic activity
Thu, 15 May 2014, 08:5208:52 AM | BY: T
During the past 2 days, seismic activity at the volcano has shown a sharp increase after it had been gradually decreasing since late February.
Microseismic activity at Chaparrastique volcano (SNET)
The latest bulletins published by SNET suggest that the most likely expected eruption would be strombolian-type with associated lava flows, probably on the north side of the volcano.
Even without an eruption, the volcano poses a serious risk of mud flows and landslides that could occur as a result of heavy rainfalls.
At the moment, the only visible activity at the Chaparrastique volcano remain pulsating gas emissions, but surveillance remains at a maximum. Authorities started to establish a plan for evacuation and relocation of about 280 families living in high risk areas around the volcano.
Mon, 28 Apr 2014, 15:32
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. ... read all
Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 09:30
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
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
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
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