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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)
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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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Heard Island volcano news & activity updates

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
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
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
Sun, 19 Aug 2018, 16:42
Heat radiation from Heard Island during the past months (image: Mirova)
It seems very likely that a new eruption has been taking place at the remote volcano: since mid June, and in particular during the second half of July, a moderate to strong thermal anomaly has been present at the volcano's summit. read all
Thu, 22 Jun 2017, 16:14
Weak effusive activity continues from the volcano and seems to have picked up during the past days. Recent satellite imagery revealed an elongated source of heat emission on the upper NW flank, which likely corresponds to a new small lava flow approx. 500 m long that occurred as result of overflow from the crater. read all
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. ... read all

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