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Michael volcano
Stratovolcano 990 m / 3,248 ft
United Kingdom, South Sandwich Is, -57.78°S / -26.45°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Michael volcano eruptions:
2016 (?), 2015, 2008 (?), 2006, 2001-03, 1995-98, 1823 (?), 1819
Typical eruption style:
lava lake formation in summit crater
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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.
Previous news
NASA satellite image of Michael volcano (image: NASA via South Sandwich Islands Volcano Monitoring Blog)
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. [more]
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013
No further hot spots have been noted recently on MODIS data. Status is set back to "green". [more]
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. [more]
Monday, Oct 29, 2012
The MODVOLC (MODIS) has continued to detect thermal anomalies at Michael volcano, Antarctica. ... [more]
Hot spot at Michael volcano's summit on 2 Oct (MODIS, univ. Hawai'i)
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]

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