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Siple volcano
shield volcano 3110 m / 10,203 ft
Marie Byrd Land, Western Antarctica, -73.43°S / -126.67°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Siple volcano eruptions:
2012 (?)
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effusive
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Siple volcano (Marie Byrd Land, Western Antarctica): possible awakening - steaming detected on 20 June

Thursday Jun 28, 2012 10:05 AM | BY: T

Mt Siple volcano in Antarctica might have become active and produced a steam plume recently detected on satellite imagery. The latest Smithsonian activity report mentions:
"Infrared imagery from the Metop satellite showed a possible rising steam plume from the area of Siple on 20 June. The imagery, as interpreted by Mark Drapes, indicated that the volcano was about -22 degrees Celsius, about 6 degrees warmer that the surrounding landscape, and the base of the plume was about -55 degrees Celsius.
Sources: Mark Drapes, personal communication, European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT)"
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