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Jebel Zubair volcano
shield volcano 191 m / 627 ft
Red Sea, Yemen, 15.16°N / 42.1°E

Jebel Zubair volcano eruptions:
2011 Dec - Jan 2012, 1846 (?), 1824
Typical eruption style:
effusive
Last earthquakes nearby

Jebel Zubair (Red Sea, Jemen): new island, current volcanic activity unknown

Sunday Nov 03, 2013 10:58 AM | BY: T

A new island appeared in the Zubair archipelago on or before 23 Oct (Google Earth image for comparison) (source: Blog Culture Volcan)
A new island appeared in the Zubair archipelago on or before 23 Oct (Google Earth image for comparison) (source: Blog Culture Volcan)
A new island has emerged in late Oct at the submarine eruption site, but the exact date is currently not known. At the moment, satellite images do not allow to determine whether eruptive activity at the island continues, but suggest that it is currently low or has stopped. If any, it might be strombolian or the effusion of small lava flows. The last ash /steam plume was spotted a MODIS satellite image on 30 Oct.
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Previous news
Steam plume from Zubair this morning
Thursday, Oct 17, 2013
The submarine eruption continues to produce a steam plume visible on the latest satellite images. No evidence of ash is apparent, suggesting that the vent is still relatively deep. [more]
SO2 plume from Zubair volcano (NOAA)
Monday, Oct 14, 2013
The submarine eruption continues. A small steam plume continued to rise from the new eruption site this morning and an SO2 plume hovers above the area. [more]
Steam plume from Zubair in the Red Sea on Tuesday (8 Oct)
Friday, Oct 11, 2013
As of today, the submarine eruption continues with the production of a steam plume of variable size, not always easily identifiable on satellite images. A SO2 plume is also visible on satellite data drifting from the eruption site. ... [more]
MODIS / Terra satellite image 1 Oct showing the steam plume from the eruption
Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013
As of yesterday morning when the latest MODIS satellite image was taken from the area, the eruption continued with little changes. ... [more]
Steam plume and discolored water around the new submarine eruption site (NASA / Terra satellite image 28 Sep, annotated by Blog Culture Volcan)
Sunday, Sep 29, 2013
A submarine eruption started yesterday (28 Sep) NW of the island Jebel Zubair and SW of the site of the 2011-12 eruption. The activity manifestated itself in form of a strong SO2 anomaly and steam plume spotted on satellite imagery. ... [more]

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