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Pagan volcano (Mariana Islands) activity update: steaming, thermal anomaly

Wed, 12 Dec 2012, 11:05
11:05 AM | BY: T
Terra / MODIS satellite image from 12 Dec showing the steam plume from Pagan volcano
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.

Previous news

Wed, 5 Dec 2012, 06:00

Pagan volcano (Mariana Islands, USA) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 5 December-11 December 2012 (Continuing Activity)

Satellite imagery showed a plume drifting from Pagan during 1-7 December. On 29 November observers in Saipan reported hazy sky conditions associated with N winds that pushed the gas-and-vapor plume from Pagan S. Since then, no additional reports of haze or vog associated with the Pagan plume were noted. ... Read all
Wed, 21 Nov 2012, 06:00

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

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. ... Read all
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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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