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El Salvador : Volcanic Eruption : 2005/10/02
GLIDE: VO-2005-000170-SLV  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2005/10/02
Country
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District
El Salvador
Name Volcanic Eruption
Outline El Salvador's largest volcano has erupted for the first time in a century, killing two people and forcing thousands to flee their homes.

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Report/Articles
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2005/10/04
    5. The Santa Ana Volcano, which is located 50 km northwest of San Salvador in an area with a population of about 10,000, registered low magnitude eruptions on October 3. According to SNET, the volcano's behaviour is changing and therefore unpredictable. A 4 km radius around the volcano remains at red alert with lower elevations remaining under orange alert.
    6. As of late afternoon on 3 October, 5,800 people were evacuated to 27 shelters in the departments of Santa Ana and Sonsonate.
  • BBC News 2005/10/02
    El Salvador's highest volcano, Ilamatepec, has erupted, killing two people and forcing thousands to flee the area.
    The ground shook as plumes of smoke and ash rose from the volcano, and burning rocks were hurled into the air.
    Scientists said Ilamatepec had spat rocks as far as 1.5km (one mile) from its crater.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/10/02
    Two people died in a landslide caused by the eruption in the hamlet of Palo Campana, near the crater, and as many as 20,000 fled their homes in the major coffee-growing area.