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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 news & activity updates

San Miguel volcano (El Salvador) activity update

Tuesday May 27, 2014 15:23 PM | BY: T

Current seismic activity at San Miguel (VSM station, MARN)
Current seismic activity at San Miguel (VSM station, MARN)
Seismic activity remains at elevated levels and the volcano emits strong pulsating gas and steam puffs rising to approx. 800 m. Heavy rainfalls have been causing damage due to mud flows in the areas at the feet of the volcano.
No further ash emissions were mentioned in SNET's latest report, but reported that ground observers heard noises of what could be falling ejecta from explosions at the volcano. This could not be confirmed.
Previous news
Ash puffs from Chaparrastique volcano on 19 May
Friday, May 23, 2014
An eruption of the Chaparrastique volcano in the near future is becoming more and more likely. Tremor continues to rise and pulsating gas emissions have become stronger and sometimes contain small amounts of volcanic ash. ... [more]
Microseismic activity at Chaparrastique volcano (SNET)
Thursday, May 15, 2014
During the past 2 days, seismic activity at the volcano has shown a sharp increase after it had been gradually decreasing since late February. ... [more]
View of the steam plume from Charrapastique volcano (La Prensa Grafica)
Monday, Apr 28, 2014
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. [more]
Tremor amplitude at San Miguel volcano over the past weeks (MARN)
Monday, Mar 10, 2014
NO significant changes in activity have been noted. Seismic activity remains elevated, but at stable levels lower than during the second half of February. [more]
Tremor intensity at San Miguel volcano (MARN)
Sunday, Mar 02, 2014
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. ... [more]
 

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