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Zavodovski volcano (South Sandwich Islands, UK) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 29 June-5 July 2016 (New Activity / Unrest)

Wed, 29 Jun 2016, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
On 30 March an eruption at Zavodovski was reported and photographed by observers on a fishing vessel, as well as captured by a satellite image. A small ash plume drifted E, producing ashfall on 1/3 to 1/2 of the island. A photo showed bombs being ejected from the crater.
One of the world's largest (if not the largest) penguin colonies resides on the E side of the island and is home to 690,000 breeding pairs. The eruption occurred during molting season in March, when penguins stay ashore. A satellite image captured in May showed an eruption plume coming through the clouds.

Source: Peter Fretwell, British Antarctic Survey, personal communication
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2016. Report on Zavodovski. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 29 June-5 July 2016. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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