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Heard Island volcano news & activity updates
Thu, 9 Feb 2017, 17:27
Hot spots on Heard Island summarized over the past 7 days (MODIS / Univ. Hawai'i)
A new strombolian-type, explosive-effusive eruption has been detected at the summit of the remote but frequently active volcano in the southern Indian Ocean. ...more
Tue, 18 Oct 2016, 13:37
MODIS thermal signal from Heard Island volcano (MIROVA)
A new eruption has been occurring at the remote volcano. It probably started in mid June and seems to be still going on. ...more
Mon, 1 Feb 2016, 17:41
Lava flow at Heard Island volcano (image: CSIRO / youtube)
An eruption was observed by crew on board the CSIRO research vessel Investigator in late January. A lava flow was seen descending the NW flank of Mawson Peak: ...more
Fri, 6 Nov 2015, 06:13
A plume from Heard was visible in a satellite image drifting SSW on 30 October, the Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 28 October-3 November 2015 mentioned. This suggests some sort of activity still going on from the remote volcano in the Kerguelen Islands.
Fri, 5 Dec 2014, 16:15
Thermal anomalies on the E flank were detected during 1-2 Dec on NASA satellite data (VIIRS). satellite images during 2-30 November. ...more
Tue, 27 May 2014, 15:50
MODIS hot spots at Heard Island (MODVOLC, Univ. Hawaii)
Some activity has probably resumed (or continued) at the remote volcano. The latest MODVOLC images show a significant hot spot at the summit crater. ...more
Fri, 10 Jan 2014, 10:24
This trip is truly unique: it is an opportunity to participate in a major expedition to an extraordinary remote subantarctic island in the Southern Ocean, searching for unknown life forms–new species, organisms capable of going into suspended animation, and life supported by the heat and emissions from the live volcano.
Mon, 23 Dec 2013, 08:50
Hot spots at Mawson Peak volcano remain visible on satellite imagery, but there are no indications of lava flows. What typo of activity IS currently present on the volcano's summit is unknown.
Fri, 6 Dec 2013, 15:30
MODIS hot spot data (past 7 days) for Heard Island volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
A hot spot at the summit crater is visible on MODIS satellite data, suggesting resumed or ongoing activity of some sort (small lava dome, lava lake?).
Thu, 14 Nov 2013, 11:51
MODIS hot spot data (past 7 days) for Heard volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
A thermal hot spot was visible on satellite data from 9 Nov, suggesting that some activity continues or has resumed at the remote volcano.
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