Anniversary of Chaparrastique eruption

Today is the one year anniversary of the explosion of the Chaparrastique volcano near San Miguel. No one was killed by the volcano, but many people fled their homes on the flanks of the volcano for short periods of time.

Through much of 2014 the volcano exhibited heightened levels of internal seismic activity and would often have gases coming from its crater, but last December's eruption was not repeated. Currently the internal activity is closer to the historic normal level.

Despite the recent reduction in activity, the area closest to the volcano continues under an orange alert from civil protection authorities.