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NEWS: El Salvador Volcano Erupts

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posted on Oct, 1 2005 @ 01:42 PM
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After ground tremors and smoke plumes prompted an immediate evacuation of the surrounding areas, El Salvador's Santa Ana (Ilamatepec) volcano has erupted, spewing lava and ash from its main crater.
 



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SAN SALVADOR (AFP) -El Salvador's Ilamatepec volcano hurled lava and ash from its main crater, vulcanologist Francisco Barahona said, after authorities ordered an evacuation of the immediate surrounding area.

"It has begun to expel magma on the side of the town of San Blas, while the ash is being carried by a south-southwesterly wind," the University of El Salvador scientist said Saturday.

Earlier the volcano rumbled and sent thick plumes of smoke skyward, prompting authorities to evacuate the surrounding area in the Central American nation.

At 1443 GMT the volcano, 66 kilometers (41 miles) west of the capital and arguably better known as the Santa Ana volcano, released a giant plume of smoke, Sonsonate department governor Roberto Aquino said.


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Thankfully no injuries or deaths have occured. The volcano last erupted in 1920.

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posted on Oct, 1 2005 @ 01:49 PM
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It is good to hear that everyone is okay. My wife was born in El Salvador and has many relatives there.
El Salvador has been a place thats seen a lot of disaster from Earth quakes to war. Thankfully this Volcano has not caused further harm to those people.



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