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Stratovolcano 990 m / 3,248 ft
United Kingdom, South Sandwich Is, -57.78°S / -26.45°WCurrent status
: minor activity or eruption warning
(3 out of 5)Michael webcams / live data
| ReportsMichael volcano booksMichael volcano eruptions:
2016 (?), 2015, 2008 (?), 2006, 2001-03, 1995-98, 1823 (?), 1819 Typical eruption style:
lava lake formation in summit craterLast earthquakes nearbyLatest satellite images
News & updates from Michael volcano:
Mon, 28 Nov 2016, 15:04
Heat signal from Michael volcano (MIROVA)
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. ...more
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. ...more
Sat, 3 Oct 2015, 08:29
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, 11:05
No 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, 09:40
The MODVOLC (MODIS) has continued to detect thermal anomalies at Michael volcano, Antarctica. ...more
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.
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