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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: restless (2 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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: continuous ash emissions

Tuesday Jan 22, 2019 15:45 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Michael volcano on 22 Jan 2019
Satellite image of Michael volcano on 22 Jan 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAG03 at 15:35 UTC, 22/01/19 from SABM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190122/1535Z

VAAC: BUENOS AIRES

VOLCANO: MICHAEL 390090
PSN: S5746 W02626

AREA: UNITED

SUMMIT ELEV: 3248 FT [990 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/001

INFO SOURCE: GOES-E. GFS WINDS.

AVIATION COLOR CODE: NOT GIVEN

ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTINUOUS EMISSION

OBS VA DTG: 22/1500Z

RMK: WE HAVE RECEIVED INFORMATION SUGGESTING A
POSSIBLE VA EMISSION. WE WILL GATHER FURTHER
INFORMATION AND ISSUE A FULL ADVISORY AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE.

NXT ADVISORY: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE=

Previous news

Monday, Nov 28, 2016
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. ... [more]
Possible ash emission from Michael volcano on Saunders Island 28 May 2016 (image: Terra/MODIS/NASA via South Sandwich Islands Volcano Monitoring Blog)
Friday, Jun 03, 2016
At least some intermittent mild eruptive activity might be continuing at the volcano. ... [more]
Saturday, Oct 03, 2015
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. ... [more]
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]

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