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Heard volcano
Stratovolcano 2745 m / 9,006 ft
Australia, Southern Indian Ocean, -53.11°S / 73.51°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 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 (Australia): new hot spot detected

Thursday Nov 14, 2013 11:51 AM | BY: T

MODIS hot spot data (past 7 days) for Heard volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
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.
Previous news
MODIS hot spot data (past 7 days) for Heard Island volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
Thursday, Oct 03, 2013
Another hot spot is visible on current satellite data, suggesting some sort of activity occurring at Dawson's Peak crater (perhaps a small lava lake or strombolian activity). [more]
MODIS hot spot data (past 7 days) for Heard volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013
A strong hot spot remains visible at Dawson Peak on Heard island, suggesting that volcanic activity (perhaps in the form of a small lava lake in the crater) continues. No ash plumes or significant degassing plumes have otherwise been detected on satellite data. [more]
MODIS hot spot data (past 7 days) for Heard volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
Thursday, Aug 01, 2013
Recent satellite images suggest that a lava lake is most likely currently active in the summit crater of Mawson Peak. ... [more]
MODIS hot spot data (past 7 days) for Heard volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
Thursday, Jul 25, 2013
A single hot spot is again visible at the summit crater. It is not known what activity exactly occurs there, but it could be that there is a small lava lake or strombolian-type activity from the crater at Dawson Peak. [more]
MODIS hot spot data (past 2 days) for Heard volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
Monday, Jul 08, 2013
A thermal hot spot is again visible at the Mawson Peak summit crater of the island, suggesting renewed activity. Due to the remoteness of the uninhabited island, which is rarely visited, only satellite data are usually available to detect activity. ... [more]

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