San Miguel volcano news & activity updates
San Miguel / Chaparrastique volcano (San Salvador) activiy update: gas and ash emissions
Mon, 9 Jun 2014, 07:4107:41 AM | BY: T
The Chaparrastique volcano continues to emit pulsating gas and sometimes ash plumes from its crater. Tremor has been showing large fluctuations over the past days and now risen again.
Tremor amplitude at Chaparrastique volcano over the past weeks (MARN)
Civil Protection in San Jorge and local observers in the village of El Carreto reported some millimeters of ash fall on the northern flank of the volcano.
The volcanic system remains in a highly unstable state and a larger eruption could occur with little or no warning.
Sat, 31 May 2014, 10:44
Small ash emissions were reported at Chaparrastique volcano yesterday. Local observers heard rumblings and noticed ash fall in the area of Alpina Carreto. read all
Fri, 30 May 2014, 09:49
The amplitude of internal vibration (tremor) at Chaparrastique volcano has suddenly dropped during the past 24 hours indicating that the volcanic system remains unstable, MARN informs in its latest special bulletin. Gas emissions remain elevated. read all
Tue, 27 May 2014, 15:23
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. read all
Fri, 23 May 2014, 09:55
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. ... read all
Thu, 15 May 2014, 08:52
During the past 2 days, seismic activity at the volcano has shown a sharp increase after it had been gradually decreasing since late February. ... read all