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Heard volcano
Stratovolcano 2745 m / 9,006 ft
Australia, Southern Indian Ocean, -53.11°S / 73.51°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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 (?)
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unspecified
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Heard Island volcano news & activity updates

Heard volcano (Southern Indian Ocean, Australia): new eruption with lava flow

Wednesday Nov 06, 2019 10:18 AM | BY: T

Satellite image of Heard Island on 2 Nov 2019 showing the new lava flow (image: Sentinel-Hub)
Satellite image of Heard Island on 2 Nov 2019 showing the new lava flow (image: Sentinel-Hub)
Heat emission from Heard volcano during the past weeks (image: Mirova)
Heat emission from Heard volcano during the past weeks (image: Mirova)
A new eruption is in progress at the volcano. Since end of October, strong thermal signals indicate the presence of lava.
Satellite images show a lava flow traveling from the summit crater on the upper SW slope. Due to frequent cloud cover on the remote island, it is not known when exactly the activity started or whether it is still in progress (although likely).
Previous news
No thermal signals from Heard volcano during the past 7 days (image: MODIS / Univ. Hawaii)
Tuesday, Oct 02, 2018
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). ... [more]
Heat radiation from Heard Island during the past months (image: Mirova)
Sunday, Aug 19, 2018
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. ... [more]
Thursday, Jun 22, 2017
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. ... [more]
Hot spots on Heard Island summarized over the past 7 days (MODIS / Univ. Hawai'i)
Thursday, Feb 09, 2017
A new strombolian-type, explosive-effusive eruption has been detected at the summit of the remote but frequently active volcano in the southern Indian Ocean. ... [more]
MODIS thermal signal from Heard Island volcano (MIROVA)
Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
A new eruption has been occurring at the remote volcano. It probably started in mid June and seems to be still going on. ... [more]

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