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Jebel Zubair volcano news & activity updates
Tue, 26 Nov 2013, 17:37
Comparison google earth image and Landsat satellite image from 24 Nov, where the new island can be seen (Blog Culture Volcan)
Satellite images show signs of ongoing activity (steam plume, discolored water) at the new island at least until 20 November. A satellite image from 24 November shows no such signs any more, suggesting that the activity has stopped or paused.
Thu, 14 Nov 2013, 11:24
MODIS / Terra satellite image 11 Nov showing the gas plume and discolored water plume
Signs of weak continuing or renewed activity could be spotted again on recent satellite data after few weeks with no evidence of activity. ...more
Sun, 3 Nov 2013, 10:58
A new island appeared in the Zubair archipelago on or before 23 Oct (Google Earth image for comparison) (source: Blog Culture Volcan)
A new island has emerged in late Oct at the submarine eruption site, but the exact date is currently not known. At the moment, satellite images do not allow to determine whether eruptive activity at the island continues, but suggest that it is currently low or has stopped. If any, it might be strombolian or the effusion of small lava flows. The last ash /steam plume was spotted a MODIS satellite image on 30 Oct.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013, 10:49
Steam plume from Zubair this morning
The submarine eruption continues to produce a steam plume visible on the latest satellite images. No evidence of ash is apparent, suggesting that the vent is still relatively deep.
Mon, 14 Oct 2013, 14:01
SO2 plume from Zubair volcano (NOAA)
The submarine eruption continues. A small steam plume continued to rise from the new eruption site this morning and an SO2 plume hovers above the area.
Fri, 11 Oct 2013, 17:23
Steam plume from Zubair in the Red Sea on Tuesday (8 Oct)
As of today, the submarine eruption continues with the production of a steam plume of variable size, not always easily identifiable on satellite images. A SO2 plume is also visible on satellite data drifting from the eruption site. ...more
Wed, 2 Oct 2013, 07:28
MODIS / Terra satellite image 1 Oct showing the steam plume from the eruption
As of yesterday morning when the latest MODIS satellite image was taken from the area, the eruption continued with little changes. ...more
Sun, 29 Sep 2013, 11:38
Steam plume and discolored water around the new submarine eruption site (NASA / Terra satellite image 28 Sep, annotated by Blog Culture Volcan)
A submarine eruption started yesterday (28 Sep) NW of the island Jebel Zubair and SW of the site of the 2011-12 eruption. The activity manifestated itself in form of a strong SO2 anomaly and steam plume spotted on satellite imagery. ...more
Wed, 18 Jan 2012, 00:01
The new island seen on January 15, 2012 (NASA Earth Obbservatory)
It appears from the latest NASA satellite images that the eruption that has formed the new island has ended, leaving an impressive new elongated island about 1000 m long and 500 m wide just 500 m NNW of Rugged Island in the Zubair archipelago. ...more
Wed, 11 Jan 2012, 11:54
New images were released from NASA, showing the rapid growth of a new island in the Zubair archipelago in the Red Sea. ...more
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