Get our newsletter!
Volcano Calendar 2020
: We're proud to present our 2020 volcano calendar: 13 different and attractive images of volcanoes, volcanic landscapes and phenomena taken during volcano tours over the past two years.
: "One of the most eye-catching guides to the world’s volcanoes ever published.
: Our professional team of volcanologists and photographers offers unique travel opportunities: volcano expeditions, photo tours, and relaxed walking & study tours.
The Volcano Adventure Guide
: Excellent information and background for anyone wishing to visit active volcanoes safely and enjoyably. The book presents guidelines to visiting 42 different volcanoes around the world.
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Stratovolcano 990 m / 3,248 ft
United Kingdom, South Sandwich Is, -57.78°S / -26.45°WCurrent status
(2 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 imagesSentinel hub
| Landsat 8
News & updates from Michael volcano:
Michael volcano (South Sandwich Islands): new hot spot detected, suggesting volcanic activity
Saturday Oct 03, 2015 08:29 AM | BY: T
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.
The remote South Sandwich Islands in the south Atlantic Ocean lack human activity. A hot spot was previously detected on Saunders Island during the 28th, the 30th, and the 31st August 2015.
Monday, Aug 31, 2015
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.
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013
No further hot spots have been noted recently on MODIS data. Status is set back to "green".
Thursday, Nov 15, 2012
The MODIS TERRA and AQUA satellites detected 4 thermal anomalies at Michael on 14 November suggesting that some significant activity has started there.
Monday, Oct 29, 2012
The MODVOLC (MODIS) has continued to detect thermal anomalies at Michael volcano, Antarctica. ...
Tuesday, Oct 02, 2012
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.
More on VolcanoDiscovery:
Tours to active volcanoes
: Watching a volcanic eruption is one of the most impressive natural displays. We have a wide selection of tours to active volcanoes worldwide at different activity and difficulty levels.
Etna's steam rings
: A collection of fantastic vortex rings ("smoke rings") we observed recently on Etna.
: A physically active tour to visit and climb some of Indonesia's most active and famous volcanoes: Papandayan and Galunggung in West Java, Merapi in Central Java, Kelud, Semeru, Bromo, the Tengger caldera, and Ijen in East Java.
Introduction to Plate Tectonics
: The Earth's upper, rigid layer is broken into several plates which are in constant motion to one another. Most earthquakes and volcanoes occur as result of these plate boundaries.