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Bristol Island volcano news & activity updates:
Wed, 14 Sep 2016, 12:05
Lava flow field on Bristol Island on 22 Sep 2016 (image: Landsat 8 / annotated by Culture Volcan)
The latest eruption of the volcano during April - late July 2016 could only be observed from space. An analysis of images taken before, during and after the eruption allows to see a vast field of fresh lava flows. ...more
Mon, 8 Aug 2016, 16:21
Satellite image of Bristol Island volcano yesterday
The eruption on the remote island seems to have come to and end or paused. ...more
Thu, 21 Jul 2016, 15:59
Ash emissions from Bristol island on 19 July 2016 (image: Terra/MODIS/NASA via South Sandwich Islands Volcano Monitoring Blog)
The eruption on the remote island continues. Recent satellite images show increased ash emissions as well as two dark stripes that likely are newly erupted lava flows to the west and northwest from Mount Sourabaya volcano.
Sat, 18 Jun 2016, 16:12
Ash emission from Bristol volcano on 15 June (Aqua/MODIS/NASA via South Sandwich Islands Volcano Monitoring Blog)
The eruption continues, but seems to have lost energy recently: satellite images still show ash plumes drifting from the remote island, but these have been less intense during the past week.
Mon, 6 Jun 2016, 13:09
Ash plume from Bristol volcano on Saturday 4 June (image: NASA via South Sandwich Islands Volcano Monitoring Blog)
The eruption continues - Buenos Aires VAAC reports detecting ongoing ash emissions from satellite data. A moderately sized plume can be seen drifting east from the volcano.
Wed, 1 Jun 2016, 14:39
Bristol island volcano on 26 May, showing a dark spot in its NW center, possibly a new cinder cone (image: Aqua/MODIS/NASA via South Sandwich Islands Volcano Monitoring Blog)
Eruptive activity continues at the remote volcano and might have become more intense recently. ...more
Mon, 23 May 2016, 09:00
Heat signal at Bristol island viewed on 17 May (Landsat 8 image with clear-weather overlay image as background)
The latest eruption likely continues. On recent satellite images, a strong heat source caused by lava is still visible at the summit vent of the remote volcano.
Wed, 4 May 2016, 22:27
Gas and steam plume from Bristol volcano (Landsat 8 image, annotated by Culture Volcan)
A new volcanic eruption is occurring at the remote island, recent satellite imagery reveals. ...more
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