Bristol Island volcano news & activity updates:
Bristol volcano (South Sandwich Islands, UK): activity continues, maybe new cinder cone forming
Wed, 1 Jun 2016, 14:3914:39 PM | BY: T
Eruptive activity continues at the remote volcano and might have become more intense recently.
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)
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."
Mon, 23 May 2016, 09:00
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. ... read all
Wed, 4 May 2016, 22:27
A new volcanic eruption is occurring at the remote island, recent satellite imagery reveals. ... read all