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Bristol Island volcano (South Sandwich Islands, UK) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 25 May-31 May 2016 (New Activity / Unrest)

Wed, 25 May 2016, 06:00 06:00 AM | BY: VN
According 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.

Sources: NASA Earth Observatory, Buenos Aires Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC)
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2016. Report on Bristol Island. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 25 May-31 May 2016. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Stratovolcano 1100 m / 3,609 ft
United Kingdom, South Sandwich Is, -59.03°S / -26.58°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Bristol Island volcano eruptions:
2016, 1956
Typical eruption style
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