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El Salvador Evacuating Area After Volcano Shoots Out Cloud of Ash and Gas

Volcano known as San Miguel, or Chaparrastique


 Authorities in El Salvador evacuated an area around the Chaparrastique volcano after the peak shot a cloud of gas and ash about 3 miles (5 kilometers) into the air on Sunday.

Civil Defense Director Jorge Melendez said a yellow alert had been issued and investigators had been sent to the area to look for signs of fresh lava, but that none has been detected so far.