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Heard volcano (Australia, Southern Indian Ocean) activity update

Tue, 2 Oct 2018, 09:03
09:03 AM | BY: T
No thermal signals from Heard volcano during the past 7 days (image: MODIS / Univ. Hawaii)
No thermal signals from Heard volcano during the past 7 days (image: MODIS / Univ. Hawaii)
Heat radiation from Heard Island during the past months (image: Mirova)
Heat radiation from Heard Island during the past months (image: Mirova)
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).
We therefore lower the level of activity to orange.

Previous news

Sun, 19 Aug 2018, 16:42

Heard Island volcano (Australia): likely new eruption since June 2018

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

Heard Island volcano (Australia): likely new lava flow from summit

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
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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
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