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Kavachi volcano
submarine volcano -20 m / -66 ft
Solomonen, -9.02°S / 157.95°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) 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
Typical eruption style:
island-building, submarine

Kavachi volcano (Solomon Islands) news:

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

Thu, 7 May 2020, 07:52
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

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. ... Read all
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. Read all
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