Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for San Miguel
in El Salvador

Event summary

GREEN alert: The San Miguel Volcanic eruption is unlikely to require external humanitarian assistance based on the exposed population and coping capacity.

GDACS ID VO 1000054
Name: San Miguel
Lat/Lon: 13.434 , -88.269
Event Date: 22 Nov 2022 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 680000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 3060000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 2
Population Exposure Index PEI: 5
Inserted at: 22 Nov 2022 07:44 UTC

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El Salvador - Volcanic activity (ECHO 22 Nov 2022)Tue, 22 Nov 2022 12:54

  • San Miguel volcano, located in central-eastern El Salvador, is increasing its activity since 15 November with explosions, gas and water vapor emissions, and ash fall.
  • The Directorate General of the Observatory of Threats and Natural Resources of El Salvador, reports at least 86 explosions and 70 volcanic earthquakes. The maximum recorded height of the ash plume reached up to 1,100 m.
  • The authorities asked to suspend any activities within a 2 km radius, and the people nearby the volcano (particularly in the municipalities of San Jorge, Chinameca, and San Rafael Oriente) have been recommended to follow the local response plan (including the evacuation routes) in case of emergency.
Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 5 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Vulcanóloga del MARN: “Los parámetros de monitoreo del volcán de San M ... 2022-11-24T00:22+0100.

Desde el pasado 15 de noviembre, el volcán Chaparrastique registra constantes explosiones de gases y cenizas que se han intensificado con el paso de los días. El Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (MARN) ha monitoreado el com
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Explosiones en volcán Chaparrastique, en El Salvador, sin magma2022-11-23T11:03+0100.

SAN SALVADOR, 23 nov (BelTA - Prensa Latina). - Autoridades de El Salvador mantienen hoy la observación del volcán Chaparrastique, en San Miguel, donde pese a sus cerca de 100 explosiones no se observan señales de erupción. Según el ministr
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Explosiones en volcán Chaparrastique, en El Salvador, sin magma2022-11-22T14:59+0100.

San Salvador, 22 nov (Prensa Latina) Autoridades de El Salvador mantienen hoy la observación del volcán Chaparrastique, en San Miguel, donde pese a sus cerca de 100 explosiones no se observan señales de erupción. Según el ministro de Med
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MARN registra 86 explosiones en el volcán Chaparrastique2022-11-22T13:35+0100.

Redacción Nacionales. @DiarioCoLatino. El Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (MARN) informó que desde el 15 de noviembre a la fecha se han registrado 86 explosiones en el volcán Chaparrastique, cerca de 14 diarios. La altura
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (32), (2), INGV (2), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),