Pagan volcano news & activity updates
Updated: Sep 28, 2021 10:58 GMT Refresh
Mon, 27 Sep 2021, 11:11The Northern Mariana Islands Volcano Observatory published that no unrest or activity has been observed at the volcano in satellite data since September 6. Read all
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Fri, 30 Jul 2021, 02:10The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported that ground-based observations from local residents indicate that there were felt earthquakes and a light emission from Pagan volcano at about 14:30 local time on July 28. Read all
Sat, 6 Feb 2016, 11:25Satellite 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. Read all
Fri, 30 May 2014, 08:46USGS 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. Read all
Thu, 9 Jan 2014, 15:27Low-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. Read all
Fri, 28 Jun 2013, 14:43The 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, 10:05A 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, 11:05Satellite 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.
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Thu, 1 Nov 2012, 11:05MODVOLC 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, 10:05Steam and gas plumes continued throughout the past week. USGS received no further reports of unrest or activity at Pagan volcano.
Sat, 8 Sep 2012, 06:37Steam 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.
Fri, 24 Aug 2012, 12:05Minor steam and gas plumes were observed in satellite images during partly cloudy periods over the past week. Read all
Fri, 17 Aug 2012, 10:05Minor steam and gas plumes continue to be observed in satellite images during clear periods throughout the past week. The USGS received no further reports of unrest or activity at Pagan volcano.
Thu, 2 Aug 2012, 07:49Minor steam-and-gas plumes from Pagan were observed in satellite images during clear periods from 20 to 27 July.
Thu, 19 Apr 2012, 10:05Minor steam-and-gas plumes from Pagan were observed in satellite images during clear periods from 6 to 13 April.
Thu, 12 Apr 2012, 10:05A gas-and-steam plume extending downwind from Pagan's summit vent was observed during 30 March-6 April. Read all