Chaparrastique volcano spewing ash
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El Salvador volcano erupts spewing ash and black smoke

30 December 2013 Last updated at 09:34 GMT

Thousands of people in eastern El Salvador have left their homes after a volcano erupted on Sunday morning.

Residents said they had heard a powerful explosion before the Chaparrastique volcano began spewing hot ash and smoke into the air.

No one has been hurt and temporary shelters have been set up in the area.