Mayotte Island volcano eruptions

Shield volcano 660 m / 2,165 ft
France, Western Indian Ocean, -12.83°S / 45.17°E
Eruption list: 2018 (3 Jul) - 2019 (around 20 Aug)
2050 BC ± 500 years


2018-2019 submarine eruption

Seafloor image of the submarine vent offshore of Mayotte created with multibeam sonar from 2 to 18 May 2019. The red line is the outline of the volcanic cone located at approximately 3.5 km depth. The blue-green color rising from the peak of the red outline represents fluid plumes within the water column. Courtesy of IPGP. (Source: Global Volcanism Project)
Seafloor image of the submarine vent offshore of Mayotte created with multibeam sonar from 2 to 18 May 2019. The red line is the outline of the volcanic cone located at approximately 3.5 km depth. The blue-green color rising from the peak of the red outline represents fluid plumes within the water column. Courtesy of IPGP. (Source: Global Volcanism Project)
A submarine eruption occurred during 2018-19 at the ocean floor approx. 50 km east of Mayotte Island. The eruption produced vast submarine lava flows. It was detected by substantial earthquake activity and shifts in the GPS position of the main island.
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