San Salvador, Mar 16 (Prensa Latina) The continuous telluric movements in the perimeters of volcano Santa Ana, west of El Salvador, are keeping authorities of the National Territorial Studies Service (SNET) in alert.
The vibrations caused by the volcano, which last eruption was produced on October 1, 2005, was between 15 and 21 units of telluric activity, when normal values are between 10 and 20, said SNET experts Friday.
Eight seismic movements an hour were reported since Friday early morning, but no one was perceived by the population close to the mountain, between the departments of Santa Ana and Sonsonate.
SNET decreed the state of volcanic emergency and restricted access in a mile around the crater.
Juan Miguel Bolanos, Interior Vice Minister, said the signal is accompanied by a constant bubbling which is considered higher than normal.
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