San Miguel volcano news & activity updates

San Miguel volcano (El Salvador): weekly volcanic activity report 19-25 Feb 2020

Thu, 27 Feb 2020, 07:18
07:18 AM | BY: MARTIN
A gas plume from San Miguel volcano (image: Twitter)
A gas plume from San Miguel volcano (image: Twitter)
The Servicio Nacional de Estudios Territoriales (SNET) reported that locals observed a series of noises during 20 February at 19:00 local time to 21 February at 07:50 local time.
On 22 February at 10:55 local time recorded an ash and gas plume that rose 1,312 ft (400 m) above the crater rim.
The seismic station records increase activity of microearthquakes. Low-amplitude tremor increased after a quiet period of approx. 11 hours and were associated with gas emissions.
510 emissions of gas and steam plumes occurred. Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions have increased.
Ashfall was reported in several areas downwind including Piedra Azul (5 km SW).
Source: Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 19-25 Feb 2020

Previous news

Thu, 7 Jun 2018, 07:35
Gas plume with diffuse ash from San Miguel volcano last week
During the past 2 weeks, the activity at the volcano has been increasing. Visibly, the volcano has been emitting a diffuse gas plume, sometimes containing some ash. ... Read all
Show more
Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version

More on VolcanoDiscovery

Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Privacy | Imprint | EN | DE | EL | ES | FR | IT | RU
Follow us:Follow us on facebookFollow us on InstagramFollow us on TwitterVisit our Youtube channel