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Heard volcano (Southern Indian Ocean, Australia): continuing lava flows

Fri, 13 Nov 2020, 09:47
09:47 AM |
Two lava flows from Heard volcano visible from space (image: Sentinel 2)
Two lava flows from Heard volcano visible from space (image: Sentinel 2)
Effusive activity of the volcano continues.
A satellite image from 11 November shows that two lava flows on the south-southwestern and northwestern flank remain active, currently about 500 m long.

Previous news

Wed, 6 Nov 2019, 10:18

Heard volcano (Southern Indian Ocean, Australia): new eruption with lava flow

Satellite image of Heard Island on 2 Nov 2019 showing the new lava flow (image: Sentinel-Hub)
A new eruption is in progress at the volcano. Since end of October, strong thermal signals indicate the presence of lava. Read all
Tue, 2 Oct 2018, 09:03

Heard volcano (Australia, Southern Indian Ocean) activity update

No thermal signals from Heard volcano during the past 7 days (image: MODIS / Univ. Hawaii)
The recent activity (unknown in its exact nature) seems to have either ended or significantly decreased. The thermal signal which had been strong in July and suggested the presence of active lava gradually decreased during August and Sep (s. image). Read all
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Heard volcano
Stratovolcano 2745 m / 9,006 ft
Australia, Southern Indian Ocean, -53.11°S / 73.51°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5) Heard volcano eruptions:
2019, 2018 (?), 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012-13, 2006-08, 2003-04, 2000-01, 1993, 1992 (May), 1992 (Jan) (?), 1985-87, 1954, 1953, 1950-52, 1910, 1881 (?)
Typical eruption style
unspecified
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