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San Salvador volcano
stratovolcano 1893 m / 6,211 ft
El Salvador, 13.73°N / -89.29°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) San Salvador volcano eruptions:
1917, 1806 (?), 1671, 1658, 1572 ± 2, ?1200, 640 AD ± 30 years
Typical eruption style:
effusive flank fissure eruptions

San Salvador volcano (El Salvador) activity update: Devastating rain-caused landslide on NE flank

Sat, 31 Oct 2020, 05:59
05:59 AM | BY: MJFLEGEND
Devastation caused by the landslide. Source: AAP Newswire
Devastation caused by the landslide. Source: AAP Newswire
At least nine people have been killed after torrential rain caused a landslide on the northeast flank of the volcano, which tore a 4 km path through the village of Los Angelitos, Nejapa. 60 homes were buried and 75 damaged. Landslides at San Salvador are a known hazard- other destructive events occurred in 1982 and 2001.
Previous news
Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 11:05
Current seismic signal San Salvador (GRDA station, SNET)
Small volcanic quakes and weak tremor are visible at the seismogram, but within normal levels for this active volcano. ... read all
Thu, 22 Mar 2012, 16:33
The Mexican 7.4 magnitude earthquake near Acapulco on Tuesday might have affected the currently dormant San Salvador volcano in 1000 km distance and triggered an earthquake swarm under the volcano. ... read all

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