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Santa Ana volcano (El Salvador) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 31 August-6 September 2005 (Continuing Activity)

Wed, 31 Aug 2005, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
During 1-6 September, seismicity and gas emissions were above normal levels at Santa Ana as they had been since 27 July. Tremor continued to be recorded, and on 2 August a cluster of at least eight small earthquakes occurred. The earthquakes were not felt by local residents.
During the report period, gas plumes rose to ~500 m above the volcano (or 9,400 ft a.s.l.) and the sulfur-dioxide flux was over 1,000 metric tons per day. Satellite imagery from 5 September showed a thermal anomaly at the volcano. Santa Ana remained at Alert Level Yellow Phase 1.

Source: Servicio Nacional de Estudios Territoriales (SNET)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2005. Report on Santa Ana. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 31 August-6 September 2005. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Santa Ana volcano
stratovolcano 2381 m / 7,812 ft
El Salvador, 13.85°N / -89.63°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Santa Ana volcano eruptions:
2005, 1920, 1904, 1884, 1882(?), 1880, 1879, 1878(?), 1874, 1734, 1722, 1621(?), 1576, ?1570, 1524, 1521, 1520(?)
Typical eruption style
explosive
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