Michael volcano (South Sandwich Islands): new hot spot detected, suggesting volcanic activity
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.
Sat, 3 Oct 2015, 08:2908:29 AM | BY: T
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.
Wed, 30 Sep 2015, 06:00
Saunders volcano (South Sandwich Islands, UK) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 30 September-6 October 2015 (New Activity / Unrest)
The 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
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. ... Read all