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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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2016, 1956
Typical eruption style:
unspecified
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Bristol volcano (South Sandwich Islands, UK): activity continues

Thursday Jul 21, 2016 15:59 PM | BY: T

Ash emissions from Bristol island on 19 July 2016 (image: Terra/MODIS/NASA via South Sandwich Islands Volcano Monitoring Blog)
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.
Previous news
Ash emission from Bristol volcano on 15 June (Aqua/MODIS/NASA via South Sandwich Islands Volcano Monitoring Blog)
Saturday, Jun 18, 2016
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. [more]
Ash plume from Bristol volcano on Saturday 4 June (image: NASA via South Sandwich Islands Volcano Monitoring Blog)
Monday, Jun 06, 2016
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. [more]
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)
Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016
Eruptive activity continues at the remote volcano and might have become more intense recently. ... [more]
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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