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.
Satellite image of Bristol Island volcano yesterday
The eruption on the remote island seems to have come to and end or paused.
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.
Wed, 13 Jul 2016, 06:00The Buenos Aires VAAC reported that on 19 July a diffuse ash plume from Bristol Island's Mt. Sourabaya was visible in satellite images drifting 30 km NE. A persistent thermal anomaly was also identified in satellite data. Read all
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.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016, 06:00The Buenos Aires VAAC reported that on 16 June a diffuse ash plume from Bristol Island's Mt. Sourabaya was visible in satellite images rising to an altitude of 1.5 km (5,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifting SE. The report noted low confidence in the plume altitude due to weather clouds in the area. Read all
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. Read all
Wed, 1 Jun 2016, 06:00
The Buenos Aires VAAC reported that weather clouds mostly prevented satellite observations of Bristol Island's Mt. Sourabaya during 1-6 June, though a thermal anomaly was detected during 1-2 and 5-6 June. Read all
Wed, 25 May 2016, 06:00According to NASA's Earth Observatory, a Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite image of Bristol Island acquired on 28 May showed an ash plume from Mt. Sourabaya drifting NE. Based on satellite image analysis, the Buenos Aires VAAC reported that during 29-31 May gas plumes with possible minor ash content drifted as far as 185 km N, NNE, and SE at an altitude of 1.5 km (5,000 ft) a.s.l. Read all
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. Read all
Wed, 4 May 2016, 06:00
Based on analysis of satellite images, an eruption at Bristol Island likely began on 24 April, the first eruption since 1956. Landsat images detected a plume and a thermal anomaly in the main crater at the top of Mt. Sourabaya. Read all