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

Kavachi volcano (Solomon Islands) activity update

Sunday Feb 02, 2014 09:51 AM | BY: T

MODIS / Terra satellite image last night showing the eruption site with the discolored water and perhaps a small steam plume
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).
Previous news
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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