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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA EMS RPRTED

Monday Jan 15, 2018 00:30 AM |
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVXX22 at 00:14 UTC, 15/01/18 from KNES
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180115/0012Z

VAAC: WASHINGTON

VOLCANO: SAN MIGUEL
343100
PSN: N1325 W08816

AREA: EL.SALVADOR

SUMMIT ELEV: 6988 FT [2130
M]

ADVISORY NR: 2018/002

INFO SOURCE: GOES-EAST. NWP MODELS. CIMSS
VOLCAT.
SEISMIC DETECTION. SOCIAL MEDIA.

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA EMS
RPRTED

OBS VA DTG: 14/2345Z

OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM
SATELLITE
DATA WINDS SFC/FL080 000/5KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 15/0600Z

FCST
VA CLD +12HR: 15/1200Z

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 15/1800Z

RMK: VA CANNOT BE
SEEN IN STLT IMAGERY WITH NO
CLD CVR PRESENT. A VA EM WAS RPRTED AT
1650 LOCAL
TIME MOV S. WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR.
...WHISNANT

NXT
ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES

Previous news
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
During 28 April-5 May seismic and degassing activity decreased at the volcano. ... read all
Sunday, Jun 19, 2016
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)
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. ... read all
Friday, Jan 15, 2016
Degassing from San Miguel volcano yesterday (MARN)
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. ... read all
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
Ash emissions from San Miguel volcano this afternoon
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. ... read all

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