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Kavachi volcano
submarine volcano -20 m / -66 ft
Solomon Islands, -9.02°S / 157.95°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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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, 1939
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island-building, submarine
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Kavachi volcano (Solomon Islands) news:

Kavachi volcano (Solomon Islands): weekly volcanic activity report 25 Apr-5 May 2020

Thursday May 07, 2020 07:52 AM | BY: MARTIN

Discolored water around the Kavachi volcano (image: @CultureVolcan/twitter)
Discolored water around the Kavachi volcano (image: @CultureVolcan/twitter)
Satellite data showed discolored water around the volcano beginning in January 2020. The discolored plumes became more frequent, dense, and stretched for longer distances.
On 25 April a satellite image showed a plume in the water extending about 15 km long and spread over an approximate area of 30 square kilometers.
A small brown circle about 50,000 square meters in area indicated the presence of material over the likely vent location. An image acquired on 30 April showed a thin ribbon of discolored water extending about 50 km W of Kavachi.
Source: Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 25 Apr-5 May 2020
Previous news
Monday, Jun 16, 2014
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. [more]
Satellite images showing a discolored water plume from Kavachi (NASA, compiled and annotated by Culture Volcan)
Saturday, May 24, 2014
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]
MODIS / Terra satellite image last night showing the eruption site with the discolored water and perhaps a small steam plume
Sunday, Feb 02, 2014
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). [more]
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)
Saturday, Feb 01, 2014
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]
Sunday, Jan 10, 2010
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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