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submarine volcano -20 m / -66 ft
Solomon Islands, -9.02°S / 157.95°ECurrent status
: normal or dormant
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Kavachi volcano eruptions:
2014, 2007, 2004, 1999-2003, 1999 (Feb-May), 1998 (?), 1997, 1991, 1986, 1985, 1982, 1981 (Sep) (?), 1980-81, 1978, 1977 (Jul), 1977 (Feb), 1976, 1975, 1974, 1972, 1969-70, 1966, 1965, 1963-64, 1962, 1961, 1958, 1957, 1952-53, 1951, 1950, 1942, 1939Typical eruption style:
island-building, submarineLast earthquakes nearbyLatest satellite images
Kavachi volcano (Solomon Islands) news:
Mon, 16 Jun 2014, 10:20
Some intermittent eruptive activity seems to be occurring at the volcano. On 10 June, another spot of discolored water had been visible above the shallow submarine volcano.
Sat, 24 May 2014, 11:05
Satellite images showing a discolored water plume from Kavachi (NASA, compiled and annotated by Culture Volcan)
It is likely that some volcanic activity has continued intermittently at the undersea volcano after a discolored water plume was first spotted on 29 January this year. ...more
Sun, 2 Feb 2014, 09:51
MODIS / Terra satellite image last night showing the eruption site with the discolored water and perhaps a small steam plume
What could be a small steam plume above the submarine volcano is visible on the latest reasonably clear satellite image from 12 hours ago. It does not look as if the volcano has breached the surface (yet).
Sat, 1 Feb 2014, 09:02
The discolored water plume from Kavachi volcano (NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using EO-1 ALI data from the NASA EO-1 team. Caption by Robert Simmon)
A submarine eruption is likely occurring at the submerged volcano. A NASA satellite image from 29 Jan shows a plume of discolored sea water swirling and drifting from the location of the volcano. The discoloration is likely from suspended volcanic sediments (the fragmented lava) and gasses. ...more
Sun, 10 Jan 2010, 11:20
2 large earthquakes magnitude 7.2 and 6.5 occurred 88 km NW of Kavachi volcano at 9:36 and 9:48 am local time on 4 January 2010. ...more
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