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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: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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 seems to have stopped

Monday Aug 08, 2016 16:21 PM | BY: T

Satellite image of Bristol Island volcano yesterday
Satellite image of Bristol Island volcano yesterday
MODIS thermal signal from Bristol Island (MIROVA)
MODIS thermal signal from Bristol Island (MIROVA)
The eruption on the remote island seems to have come to and end or paused.
During the past 2 weeks, no more traces of ash emissions or lava flows have been detected on satellite imagery and the heat signal has decreased to more or less zero.
Previous news
Ash emissions from Bristol island on 19 July 2016 (image: Terra/MODIS/NASA via South Sandwich Islands Volcano Monitoring Blog)
Thursday, Jul 21, 2016
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. [more]
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]

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