Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: San Miguel
Symmetrical San Miguel volcano towers 2000 m above a barren basaltic lava flow erupted from a SE-flank vent in 1819. The conical volcano is not the highest volcano in El Salvador, but is one of the most prominent, since it rises from near sea level on the Pacific coastal plain. San Miguel (also known as Chaparrastique) is one of the most active volcanoes of El Salvador, with more than two dozen eruptions recorded since the beginning of the Spanish era. Photo by Carlos Pullinger, 1996 (Servicio Nacional de Estudios Territoriales, El Salvador).
Volcano Number:343100
Volcano Name:San Miguel
Country:El Salvador
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Last Eruption:2018
Elevation:2130m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:1232
Pop. within 10km:63007
Pop. within 30km:796482
Pop. within 100km:3633885
Latitude:13.434
Longitude:-88.269



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
343100 San Miguel 10710 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1930/1/26
343100 San Miguel 10833 Confirmed Eruption Historical Observations 1510
343100 San Miguel 10834 Confirmed Eruption 2 SE flank (400 m) Historical Observations 1699
343100 San Miguel 10835 Confirmed Eruption 2 NE flank (400 m) Historical Observations 1762
343100 San Miguel 10836 Confirmed Eruption 2 East flank ? Historical Observations 1769
343100 San Miguel 10837 Confirmed Eruption 2 Summit, north and SE flanks Historical Observations 1787/9/21 1787/9/23
343100 San Miguel 10838 Uncertain Eruption 2 1798
343100 San Miguel 10839 Uncertain Eruption 2 1811
343100 San Miguel 10840 Confirmed Eruption 2 SSE flank (400 m; near Los Perolitos) Historical Observations 1819/7/18
343100 San Miguel 10841 Confirmed Eruption 2 NNW (1120 m) and upper east flanks Historical Observations 1844/7/25 1848
343100 San Miguel 10842 Uncertain Eruption 2 ? 1854
343100 San Miguel 10843 Confirmed Eruption 2 SSE flank (800 m) Historical Observations 1855
343100 San Miguel 10844 Confirmed Eruption 2 ? Historical Observations 1857
343100 San Miguel 10845 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1862
343100 San Miguel 10846 Confirmed Eruption 2 WSW flank (1000 m) Historical Observations 1867/12/14 1868/2/16
343100 San Miguel 10847 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1882/12/5
343100 San Miguel 10848 Confirmed Eruption 2 NE side of main crater Historical Observations 1884/1/25 1884/1/28
343100 San Miguel 10849 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1890 1891
343100 San Miguel 10850 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1919/12/10 1920
343100 San Miguel 10851 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1920/8/14 1925
343100 San Miguel 10852 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1929
343100 San Miguel 10853 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1931 1931
343100 San Miguel 10854 Uncertain Eruption 2 1936
343100 San Miguel 10855 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1939 1939
343100 San Miguel 10856 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1954/10/21 1954/10/21
343100 San Miguel 10857 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1964/10/23 1964/11/16
343100 San Miguel 10858 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1966/2/22
343100 San Miguel 10859 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1966/7/16
343100 San Miguel 10860 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1967/1/5
343100 San Miguel 10861 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1970/3/30 1970/4/5
343100 San Miguel 10862 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1976/12/2 1977/3/1
343100 San Miguel 10863 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1985/11/16 1986/2/16
343100 San Miguel 10864 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1995/1/12 1995/4/19
343100 San Miguel 10865 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1997/12/31
343100 San Miguel 10866 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 2002/1/16 2002/1/16
343100 San Miguel 20906 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 2013/12/29 2014/7/28
343100 San Miguel 20994 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 2015/1/26 2015/4/11
343100 San Miguel 21078 Confirmed Eruption 2 Summit crater Historical Observations 1965/6/14
343100 San Miguel 22117 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 2016/1/12 2016/1/18
343100 San Miguel 22154 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 2016/6/18 2016/6/18
343100 San Miguel 22192 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 2017/1/7 2017/1/7
343100 San Miguel 22233 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 2015/8/13 2015/8/13
343100 San Miguel 22251 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 2018/1/14 2018/5/30
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Emission ID SO2 Kilotons Start Date End Date
289 5 2013/12/29 2013/12/29


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