Chaparrastique , El Salvador : the volcano continued to emit low gas.

Chaparrastique , El Salvador : the volcano continued to emit low gas.

Sunday, January 17, 2016 11:40

During the early hours of Sunday, January 17, images captured by the surveillance camera located on Cerro Pacayal showed that the volcano continued to emit low gas. The height reached by these emissions does not exceed 150 meters. This continued until the time of publication of this report.

During the last 24 hours the values of the seismic vibration of the volcano fluctuated between 362 and 279 units RSAM averaged over an hour, with an average of 311 units. There was a gradual decline in the data recording. This indicates that the internal system of the volcano is unstable and may remain so for the next few hours or days. No increase in activity can not be ruled out, with the possibility of new issues of volcanic ash and even the presence of magma at the surface, which is typical for an active volcano.
Including the eruption of December 29, 2013, there were a total of 23 similar eruptive episodes.

The MARN continues its online monitoring, maintains close communication with the General Directorate of Civil Defense and local observers. The MARN called journalists and individuals not to approach the summit of the volcano, because of the degree of danger due to this activity, due to the possibility of sudden explosions and emissions of gas and solids that may occur.

January 18, 2016. Chaparrastique , El Salvador :

Source : Marn

Photos :   Marn .

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