News & updates from Michael volcano:

Michael volcano (Saunders Island, South Sandwich archipelago): significant hot spots indicate new activity

Mon, 28 Nov 2016, 15:04
15:04 PM | BY: T
MODIS hot spots on Saunders island during the past week (Univ. Hawaii)
MODIS hot spots on Saunders island during the past week (Univ. Hawaii)
Heat signal from Michael volcano (MIROVA)
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.
There have been no reports of ash emissions (so far) which implies that the activity is probably minor (small lava lake, strombolian-type explosions ?).

Previous news

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. Read all
Sat, 3 Oct 2015, 08:29
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. Read all
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