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Pagan volcano
stratovolcanoes 570 m / 1,870 ft
Mariana Islands, 18.13°N / 145.8°E
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Pagan volcano eruptions:
2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006, 1993, 1992, 1988, 1987, 1981-85, 1929-30 (?), 1925, 1923, 1917, 1909, 1873?, 1864, 1825 ± 5 years, 1800 ± 50 years, 1669, 1340 ± 100 years
Typical eruption style:
effusive
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Pagan volcano news & activity updates

Sat, 6 Feb 2016, 11:25
Satellite data and ground-based observations from a field crew and local residents near Pagan indicated that steam-and-gas emissions have significantly decreased since March 2015. The Aviation Color Code and Volcano Alert Level were lowered to Unassigned on 30 January. ...more
Fri, 30 May 2014, 08:46
USGS reports that "low-level unrest continued at Pagan Volcano throughout the past week. Seismic activity remains above background. A vapor plume was visible in web camera and satellite images. ...more
Thu, 9 Jan 2014, 15:27
Low-level unrest continued at Pagan during 27 December 2013-2 January 2014; seismicity remained above background levels. A robust steam-and-gas plume was occasionally visible in web camera images during the reporting period. A small explosion was detected at about 0145 on 28 December. ...more
Fri, 28 Jun 2013, 14:43
The volcano continues to emit a strong steam and ash plume visible on satellite images. This activity has been typical of Pagan in the recent months, but no ash emissions could be detected.
Sat, 8 Jun 2013, 10:05
A vigorous steam and gas plume from Pagan was visible in satellite images during periods of clear weather over the past week, and confirmed by a field crew currently on Pagan Island. This is typical of recent months of observation of Pagan, and no volcanic ash emissions have been detected in satellite images. (USGS)
Tue, 19 Feb 2013, 11:05
Satellite imagery showed a plume of gas and water vapor drifting 240 km downwind from Pagan daily during 9-15 February. A USGS team that visited Pagan on 9 February observed a continuous, vigorous plume and noted a sulfur odor downwind of the summit.
Wed, 12 Dec 2012, 11:05
Terra / MODIS satellite image from 12 Dec showing the steam plume from Pagan volcano
The volcano continues to produce a significant steam plume visible on satellite images, and a hot spot above the volcano was detected by MODVOLC yesterday (for the 6tth time in 2012). There are no reports of other eruptive activity.
Thu, 1 Nov 2012, 11:05
MODVOLC detected a hot spot at Pagan volcano yesterday, the first time since August 2012. According to USGS, the volcano continues to show only steaming, but it cannot ruled out that the new thermal anomaly might be caused by near-surface lava.
Fri, 5 Oct 2012, 10:05
Steam and gas plumes continued throughout the past week. USGS received no further reports of unrest or activity at Pagan volcano.
Sat, 8 Sep 2012, 06:37
Steam and gas plumes, at times extending more than 100 miles downwind, were present throughout the past week. USGS received no further reports of unrest or activity at Pagan volcano.

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