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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 volcano (Australia, Southern Indian Ocean) activity update: thermal anomaly at summit crater

Wednesday Dec 12, 2012 11:05 AM | BY: T

MODIS data showing the hot spot at Heard volcano (summarized past 7 days, Univ. Hawaii)
MODIS data showing the hot spot at Heard volcano (summarized past 7 days, Univ. Hawaii)
A new thermal anomaly localized at Mawson Peak, the volcano's main summit dome, was detected yesterday by MODVOLC. Thermal anomalies have been occasionally been detectable since September when the often dense cloud cover did not prevent it. It is likely that some minor eruptive activity is going on at the volcano.
Previous news
MODIS data showing a hot spot at Heard volcano (summarized past 7 days, Univ. Hawaii)
Saturday, Nov 10, 2012
A hot spot remains visible on MODIS satellite data for 3-10 Nov 2012. [more]
October 13 image of Heard Island, showing the dark summit crater
Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012
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. ... [more]
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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