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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)| 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

Pagan volcano (Mariana Islands) activity update

Saturday Jun 08, 2013 10:05 AM | BY: T

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)
Previous news
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013
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. [more]
Terra / MODIS satellite image from 12 Dec showing the steam plume from Pagan volcano
Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012
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. [more]
Thursday, Nov 01, 2012
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. [more]
Friday, Oct 05, 2012
Steam and gas plumes continued throughout the past week. USGS received no further reports of unrest or activity at Pagan volcano. [more]
Saturday, Sep 08, 2012
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. [more]

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