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Monday, Nov 28, 2016
A new eruption is likely underway at the remote volcano (also called like the whole island, Saunders). Since mid October, prominent heat signals coming from the summit of Michael cone can be retrieved on satellite data, but there are no direct (visual or other) observations. ... [more]
Lava flow field on Bristol Island on 22 Sep 2016 (image: Landsat 8 / annotated by Culture Volcan)
Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016
The latest eruption of the volcano during April - late July 2016 could only be observed from space. An analysis of images taken before, during and after the eruption allows to see a vast field of fresh lava flows. ... [more]
 

Volcanoes of South Sandwich Islands (8 volcanoes)

Candlemas Island| Hodson| Leskov Island| Michael| Montagu Island| Protector Shoal| Thule Islands| Zavodovski
The South Sandwich Islands are a British overseas territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean located southeast of South America and north of Antarctica. The islands form an volcanic island arc caused by the subduction zone of the Sandwich microplate under the South American plate.
Candlemas Island
(Stratovolcano)
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Hodson
(Stratovolcano)
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Leskov Island
(Stratovolcano)
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Michael
(Stratovolcano)
Michael volcano is a young and frequently active stratovolcano dominating the glaciated Saunders Island, located in the center of the South Sandwich Islands.
Mt Michael volcano has a 700 m wide summit crater that often contains a lava lake, but due to its remote location, ... [more]

Montagu Island
(Shield volcano)
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Protector Shoal
(Submarine volcano)
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Thule Islands
(Stratovolcanoes)
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Zavodovski
(stratovolcano)
Mt Curry volcano (also referred to as Mt Asphyxia) is the active volcano on the uninhabited, 5 km wide Zavodovski island at the northernmost end of the South Sandwich Islands. [more]
 

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