Chaparrastique volcano erupts at El Salvador, yellow alert issued

Published on : Monday, December 30, 2013

Chaparrastique-volcano-erupts-at-El-Salvador-yellow-alert-issuedChaparrastique volcano at El Salvador shot out with clouds and ash at about 3 miles forcing people to evacuate the region.

A yellow alert has been issued said the Civil Defense Director Jorge Melendez. Investigators have been sent to the site to detect signs of fresh lava.

Emergency measures have been taken to evacuate villages located within 3 kilometers of the volcano. Two people have been treated for respiratory problems occurring after the eruption. However no serious cases have been reported.

Residents are being assisted to evacuate the area. People have been told to avoid drinking water from the local sources.

The 7,025-foot volcano is located about 90 miles east of San Salvador, the capital. Its last significant eruption was in 1976.

San Miguel located 30 miles from the volcano is one of the country’s largest cities.

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