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Heard Island volcano news & activity updates

Heard Island (Australia): eruptive activity observed

Monday Feb 01, 2016 17:41 PM | DOOR: T

Lava flow at Heard Island volcano (image: CSIRO / youtube)
Lava flow at Heard Island volcano (image: CSIRO / youtube)
Thermal anomalies detected by VIIRS sensor on 29 Jan 2016 (NASA)
Thermal anomalies detected by VIIRS sensor on 29 Jan 2016 (NASA)
An eruption was observed by crew on board the CSIRO research vessel Investigator in late January. A lava flow was seen descending the NW flank of Mawson Peak:

Weak thermal anomalies were also detected on satellite data at the end of January. Whether the activity is still going on or not is impossible to determine - most of the days, the volcano is hidden beneath thick clouds preventing satellite observations.
Vorig nieuws
Friday, Nov 06, 2015
A plume from Heard was visible in a satellite image drifting SSW on 30 October, the Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 28 October-3 November 2015 mentioned. This suggests some sort of activity still going on from the remote volcano in the Kerguelen Islands. [meer...]
Friday, Dec 05, 2014
Thermal anomalies on the E flank were detected during 1-2 Dec on NASA satellite data (VIIRS). satellite images during 2-30 November. ... [meer...]
MODIS hot spots at Heard Island (MODVOLC, Univ. Hawaii)
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Some activity has probably resumed (or continued) at the remote volcano. The latest MODVOLC images show a significant hot spot at the summit crater. ... [meer...]

Friday, Jan 10, 2014
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Monday, Dec 23, 2013
Hot spots at Mawson Peak volcano remain visible on satellite imagery, but there are no indications of lava flows. What typo of activity IS currently present on the volcano's summit is unknown. [meer...]

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