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Saunders volcano (South Sandwich Islands, UK) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 4 July-10 July 2018 (New Activity / Unrest)

Wed, 4 Jul 2018, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
Satellite 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.

Sources: René Goad, Santiago Gassó, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2018. Report on Saunders. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 4 July-10 July 2018. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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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)
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