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

Wed, 6 Nov 2019, 10:18
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

Tue, 2 Oct 2018, 09:03

Heard volcano (Australia, Southern Indian Ocean) activity update

No thermal signals from Heard volcano during the past 7 days (image: MODIS / Univ. Hawaii)
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). Read all
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
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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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