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Mayotte Island Vulkan Ausbrüche

Shield volcano 660 m / 2,165 ft
France, Western Indian Ocean, -12.83°S / 45.17°E
Eruption-Liste: 2018 (3 Jul) - 2019 (around 20 Aug)
2050 BC ± 500 years


2018-2019 submarine eruption

Seafloor image of the submarine vent offshore of Mayotte created with multibeam sonar from 2 to 18 May 2019. The red line is the outline of the volcanic cone located at approximately 3.5 km depth. The blue-green color rising from the peak of the red outline represents fluid plumes within the water column. Courtesy of IPGP. (Source: Global Volcanism Project)
Seafloor image of the submarine vent offshore of Mayotte created with multibeam sonar from 2 to 18 May 2019. The red line is the outline of the volcanic cone located at approximately 3.5 km depth. The blue-green color rising from the peak of the red outline represents fluid plumes within the water column. Courtesy of IPGP. (Source: Global Volcanism Project)
A submarine eruption occurred during 2018-19 at the ocean floor approx. 50 km east of Mayotte Island. The eruption produced vast submarine lava flows. It was detected by substantial earthquake activity and shifts in the GPS position of the main island.
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Fr, 25. Dez 2020, 12:34

Mayotte Island volcano (France, Western Indian Ocean) activity update: Submarine eruption off the East coast of Mayotte

Map of earthquakes stronger than magnitude 3.8 from the 10 May 2018 to the 29 October 2018. Purple and blue earthquakes occured at the beginning of the crisis while yellow and red earthquakes occurred months later. The mean horizontal error on the location is around 15 km. Thus, we cannot see an orientation of earthquakes within any of the two swarm regions. (image: BRGM)
In May 2019, a new volcano was discovered 50 km off the East coast of Mayotte by temporal comparison of bathymetric data. It lies on the seafloor at a depth of 3500 m. It is 820 m tall and the estimated erupted volume is over 5 km3. ... Read all
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