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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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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 (?)
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Heard Island volcano news & activity updates

Heard Island (Activity Update), possible eruption

Wednesday Oct 24, 2012 10:23 AM | BY: VOLCANOBULLETIN

October 13 image of Heard Island, showing the dark summit crater
October 13 image of Heard Island, showing the dark summit crater
A NASA satellite image of Heard Island on October 13th shows Heard covered in a white ice sheet. The summit crater was unusually dark, with a possible lava flow in its crater. Strong heat signatures were detected in its crater.

Another photo taken an hour earlier showed heavy cloud cover covering a possible volcanic plume.
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Previous news
Thermal anomaly during the past 7 days (MODIS / Univ. Hawai'i)
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012
A hot spot continues to be visible at the summit crater of Heard volcano. [more]
MODIS hotspots at Heard Island during 17-24 Sep 2012 (Univ. of Hawai'i)
Monday, Oct 01, 2012
MODIS satellite data showed hotspots at Heard Island volcano on 21 and 24 September 2012. This suggests that there was or perhaps still is some new activity at the volcano. ... [more]

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