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Satellite image of Michael volcano on  7 Apr 2019
Sunday, Apr 07, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Saturday, Apr 06, 2019
A small ash plume to 1.5km (5,000ft) detected by Buenos Aires VAAC. Previous activity was in January. [more]
 

Michael volcano eruptions

Stratovolcano 990 m / 3,248 ft
United Kingdom, South Sandwich Is, -57.78°S / -26.45°W
Eruption list: 2016 (?), 2015, 2008 (?), 2006, 2001-03, 1995-98, 1823 (?), 1819


2008 activity
A thermal anomaly was detected on MODIS satellite imagery on 25 Oct 2008, suggesting a possible eruption.

2006 eruption - probable lava lake
The ASTER image referred to in the textASTER satellite images from 28 October showed a strong hotspot at the summit crater, where a new lava lake had possibly formed.

1997 eruptions
14 volcanic plumes were detected at Mt Michael volcano by satellite in 1997.

1996 activity
39 volcanic plumes were detected on satellite images during 1996.

1995 eruption - lava lake
A lava lake was detected with satellite images between April-July 1995. This was the first time, a lava lake was found in the South Sandwich Islands. 20 volcanic plumes were detected on satellite imagery during 1995.
 

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