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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): alert level lowered

Saturday Feb 06, 2016 11:25 AM | BY: T

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.
(Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 27 January-2 February 2016)
Previous news
Friday, May 30, 2014
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]
Thursday, Jan 09, 2014
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]
Friday, Jun 28, 2013
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. [more]
Saturday, Jun 08, 2013
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) [more]
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]

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