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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: UNABLE TO DETECT

Tuesday Jan 22, 2019 22:00 PM | BY: VN

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAG03 at 21:46 UTC, 22/01/19 from SABM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190122/2150Z

VAAC: BUENOS AIRES

VOLCANO: MICHAEL 390090
PSN: S5746 W02626

AREA: ANTARCTICA

SUMMIT ELEV: 3248 FT [990 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2019/003

INFO SOURCE: GOES-E. GFS WINDS.

AVIATION COLOR CODE: NOT GIVEN

ERUPTION DETAILS: UNABLE TO DETECT

OBS VA DTG: 22/2115Z

EST VA CLD: SFC/FL070 S5740 W02620 - S5828 W02514
- S5837 W02551 - S5743 W02634 - S5740 W02620

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 23/0300Z SFC/FL070 S5740 W02636
- S5743 W02618 - S5847 W02514 - S5859 W02602 -
S5740 W02636

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 23/0900Z SFC/FL070 S5738
W02636 - S5740 W02618 - S5904 W02433 - S5919
W02528 - S5738 W02636

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 23/1500Z NOT AVBL

RMK: VA DETECTION IS HINDERED BY WX CLDS. VA CLD
IS THEN ESTIMATED BY LAST ADVISORY +06 FCST.
...SMN

NXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20190123/0350Z=

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]

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