Chaparrastique The activity of the volcano in El Salvador remains unstable:
26 JANUARY 2016. Chaparrastique volcano in the Salvadoran department of San Miguel, about 145 kilometers east of the capital, continues its unstable internal activity. According to recent information from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN), in the last hours the values of the seismic vibration of the volcano has fluctuated between 203 and 301 units RSAM average per hour, while the norm is 50.
Also, sulfur dioxyde data recorded by the DOAS station located in the municipality of San Jorge continue to present fluctuations, indicating instability of the internal system of the volcano. The images captured by the surveillance camera located in the Cerro El Pacayal, continue to show pulses of gases emanating from the crater, said the MARN.
This unstable behavior of the volcano , two thousand 129 meters above sea level can be maintained in the coming days and an increase in the activity no discard the possibility of reissuing ashes and even generate magma to the surface, which is typical of an active volcano.
According to the Environment Ministry, since the eruption of December 29, 2013, there have been a total of 23 eruptive episodes similar to the current (emission of gases and ash). Against this background, the MARN continues its strengthened monitoring device and maintains close communication with the General Directorate of Civil Protection and local observers.
The organization reiterated its call to journalists and individuals to not approach the top of the volcano, because of the degree of danger from present activity and the possibility of sudden explosions occur and strong gas emissions
January 27 , 2016. Chaparrastique , El Salvador :
Source : Prensa Latina
Photo : Diario 1