5 Unbelievable Images Of A Volcano Erupting In El Salvador

Thousands of people in eastern El Salvador are fleeing their homes after the Chaparrastique volcano started spewing hot ash and smoke on Sunday morning.

1. Residents in the coffee-producing area said they heard a loud explosion before the Chaparrastique volcano began spewing gas into the air.

AP Photo/Nely Villatoro-Imagenes Libres

2. Authorities said approximately 5,000 people live in the San Miguel province.

3. The spokesman for El Salvador’s Red Cross said evacuations have been ordered for inhabitants living within about two miles of the peak.

AP Photo/Nely Villatoro-Imagenes Libres

4. No one has been hurt, said officials.

5. The volcano last erupted in 1976.

Stringer / Reuters

Check out more articles on!

Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.
Contact Michelle Broder Van Dyke at
Here Are The Top Stories
  • Two University of Cincinnati officers who were on the scene shortly after Samuel Dubose was fatally shot have been placed on leave. The officer accused of killing Dubose has been released from jail after posting bond.
  • An ultra-Orthodox man stabbed six people at Jerusalem's gay pride parade on Thursday.
  • The new Apple TV will debut in September, along with its own App Store, sources tell BuzzFeed News.
Get The News App

More News

More News

Now Buzzing