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San Miguel volcano
stratovolcano 2130 m / 6,988 ft
El Salvador, 13.43°N / -88.27°W
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: LGT VA AND GAS EM OBSD

Saturday Jan 07, 2017 14:30 PM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX20 at 14:13 UTC, 07/01/17 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170107/1411Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: SAN MIGUEL 343100
PSN: N1325 W08816

AREA: EL.SALVADOR

SUMMIT ELEV: 6988 FT [2130 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/001

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. GFS WINDS.

ERUPTION DETAILS: LGT VA AND GAS EM OBSD

OBS VA DTG: 07/1345Z

OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL85 N1323 W08818 - N1323 W08815
- N1222 W08835 - N1225 W08855 - N1323 W08818 MOV
SW 10-15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 07/2000Z SFC/FL85 NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 08/0200Z NO ASH EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 08/0800Z NO ASH EXP

RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE IS HIGH. CONT STEAM AND LGT
VA EM OBSD IN STLT IMAGERY MOV SW EXTENDING
APPROX 70 NM AWAY FM THE SUMMIT. ...KIM

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20170107/2015Z

Previous news
Explosion of Charrapastique during the early morning of 18 June (webcam installed in El Pacayal): incandescent ejecta reach approx. 400 m above the crater (SNET)
Sunday, Jun 19, 2016
After several months of calm, explosive activity occurred in the early morning of 18 June 2016, generating small ash plumes and ejecting modest amount of incandescent ejecta around the summit crater. ... [more]
Degassing from San Miguel volcano yesterday (MARN)
Friday, Jan 15, 2016
The volcano continues to show strong degassing with light ash content, generating a plume that rises up to 1500 m from the crater and is being blown westwards. ... [more]
Ash emissions from San Miguel volcano this afternoon
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
A new phase of eruptive activity began at the volcano on Monday. Accompanied by a spike in volcanic tremor, weak to moderate ash emissions have been occurring from the main crater. This activity, the 22nd eruptive phase since Dec 2013 according to MARN, has been decreasing since yesterday. [more]
Seismicity at San Miguel since the beginning of 2015 (MARN)
Friday, Aug 14, 2015
Yesterday (13 Aug), a new ash emission occurred from the volcano, the first eruptive activity since early this year. Light ash fall occurred in areas up to 10 km west of the volcano in the small towns of San Jorge, Las Moritas and Piedrita. ... [more]
Ash plume from San Miguel's eruption on Monday (MARN)
Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
A small explosion occurred last Monday at 06:43 morning. Probably phreatic in nature, it was the first eruptive activity since minor ash emissions past July. ... [more]

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