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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

Heard Island volcano news & activity updates

Head Island (Australia): plume spotted on 30 Oct

Fri, 6 Nov 2015, 06:13
06:13 AM | BY: T
A plume from Heard was visible in a satellite image drifting SSW on 30 October, the Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 28 October-3 November 2015 mentioned. This suggests some sort of activity still going on from the remote volcano in the Kerguelen Islands.
Previous news
Fri, 5 Dec 2014, 16:15
Thermal anomalies on the E flank were detected during 1-2 Dec on NASA satellite data (VIIRS). satellite images during 2-30 November. read all
Tue, 27 May 2014, 15:50
MODIS hot spots at Heard Island (MODVOLC, Univ. Hawaii)
Some activity has probably resumed (or continued) at the remote volcano. The latest MODVOLC images show a significant hot spot at the summit crater. read all
Fri, 10 Jan 2014, 10:24
This trip is truly unique: it is an opportunity to participate in a major expedition to an extraordinary remote subantarctic island in the Southern Ocean, searching for unknown life forms–new species, organisms capable of going into suspended animation, and life supported by the heat and emissions from the live volcano. ... read all
Mon, 23 Dec 2013, 08:50
Hot spots at Mawson Peak volcano remain visible on satellite imagery, but there are no indications of lava flows. What typo of activity IS currently present on the volcano's summit is unknown. ... read all
Fri, 6 Dec 2013, 15:30
MODIS hot spot data (past 7 days) for Heard Island volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
A hot spot at the summit crater is visible on MODIS satellite data, suggesting resumed or ongoing activity of some sort (small lava dome, lava lake?). ... read all

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