Wed, 25 Dec 2019, 06:00
Three distinct thermal anomalies in the summit crater of Michael on Saunders Island were identified in a satellite image acquired on 24 December. Satellite images from 29 November and 2 December showed similar anomalies.
Satellite image of Michael volcano on 7 Apr 2019
Sat, 6 Apr 2019, 19:22
A small ash plume to 1.5km (5,000ft) detected by Buenos Aires VAAC. Previous activity was in January.
Satellite image of Michael volcano on 6 Apr 2019
Tue, 22 Jan 2019, 15:45
Satellite image of Michael volcano on 22 Jan 2019
Wed, 4 Jul 2018, 06:00Satellite data acquired during 1 January-9 July periodically (a few times a month) showed volcanic plumes originating from Michael on Saunders Island. A thermal anomaly was last detected on 3 April 2018. Read all
Mon, 28 Nov 2016, 15:04
MODIS hot spots on Saunders island during the past week (Univ. Hawaii)
A new eruption is likely underway at the remote volcano (also called like the whole island, Saunders). Since mid October, prominent heat signals coming from the summit of Michael cone can be retrieved on satellite data, but there are no direct (visual or other) observations. Read all
Fri, 3 Jun 2016, 09:29
Possible ash emission from Michael volcano on Saunders Island 28 May 2016 (image: Terra/MODIS/NASA via South Sandwich Islands Volcano Monitoring Blog)
At least some intermittent mild eruptive activity might be continuing at the volcano. Read all
Sat, 3 Oct 2015, 08:29
A hot spot has been detected on Saunders Island on MODIS satellite data on 30 Sep. According to the South Sandwich Islands Volcano Monitoring Blog
, this is most likely an indicator of volcanic activity on Mount Michael volcano. Read all
Wed, 30 Sep 2015, 06:00The MODVOLC thermal alert system detected thermal anomalies over Michael's summit crater during 30 September-7 October (GMT time, local -2). Read all
Mon, 31 Aug 2015, 16:21
NASA satellite image of Michael volcano (image: NASA via South Sandwich Islands Volcano Monitoring Blog)
One of the remotest active volcanoes is in eruption again. In a satellite image from 26 August 2015 obtained from the NASA's Earth Explorer program, the east flank of Mount Michael volcano can be seen stained grey which strongly indicates that an eruption took place.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 11:05No further hot spots have been noted recently on MODIS data. Status is set back to "green".
Thu, 15 Nov 2012, 09:46
The MODIS TERRA and AQUA satellites detected 4 thermal anomalies at Michael on 14 November suggesting that some significant activity has started there.
Mon, 29 Oct 2012, 09:40The MODVOLC (MODIS) has continued to detect thermal anomalies at Michael volcano, Antarctica. Read all
Tue, 2 Oct 2012, 12:05
Hot spot at Michael volcano's summit on 2 Oct (MODIS, univ. Hawai'i)
A thermal hotspot was visible today on MODIS satellite imagery, suggesting that new activity is taking place, possibly a small lava lake forming as during periods of activity in recent years.
Wed, 12 Oct 2005, 06:00The first MODVOLC alerts at Mount Michael since May 2003 recently began, indicating an increased level of activity in the island's summit crater (and presumed lava lake). The alerts occurred on 3, 5, and 6 October. Read all