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Pagan volcano (Mariana Islands, USA) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 21 November-27 November 2012 (Continuing Activity)

Wed, 21 Nov 2012, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
Clear satellite views showed steam-and-gas emissions drifting from Pagan during 17-24 November. According to the Washington VAAC, ash from an unknown volcano was reported by a pilot in the vicinity of Pagan on 25 November. Satellite imagery suggested continuing degassing, but it was possible that ash was present in a 30-km-wide plume that was drifting almost 90 km S.
Mostly gas was seen drifting S in an image later that day.

Sources: Emergency Management Office of the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands and United States Geological Survey Volcano Hazards Program, Washington Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2012. Report on Pagan. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 21 November-27 November 2012. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Pagan volcano
stratovolcanoes 570 m / 1,870 ft
Mariana Islands, 18.13°N / 145.8°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) 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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