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Bristol Island volcano
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)
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Bristol Island volcano eruptions:
2016, 1956
Typical eruption style:
unspecified
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Bristol volcano (South Sandwich Islands, UK): activity continues, maybe new cinder cone forming

Wednesday Jun 01, 2016 14:39 PM | BY: T

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)
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.
Satellite images from past days show ash emissions that appear stronger and more regular than earlier on, drifting into northeasterly directions. Also, recent imagery shows a dark patch on the island itself, near the summit, which could be a new cinder cone and/or associated lava flows.
According to the South Sandwich Islands Volcano Monitoring Blog's latest update, the recent satellite images "show some faintly dark lines suggesting the presence of lava flows and also a dark patch just west-northwest of the Mount Sourabaya area."
Previous news
Heat signal at Bristol island viewed on 17 May (Landsat 8 image with clear-weather overlay image as background)
Monday, May 23, 2016
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. [more]
Gas and steam plume from Bristol volcano (Landsat 8 image, annotated by Culture Volcan)
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
A new volcanic eruption is occurring at the remote island, recent satellite imagery reveals. ... [more]

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