Zubair Group volcano (Yemen) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 21 December-27 December 2011 (New Activity / Unrest)
Wed, 21 Dec 2011, 06:00 06:00 AM | BY: VNAn eruption from the northern part of the Zubair Group continued during 21-27 December. MODIS imagery from NASA's satellites on 22 December showed a plume, possibly containing ash, rising from what was thought to be a submarine eruption. Imagery acquired on 23 December from the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA's EO-1 satellite showed a new island at the location with a plume rising from it, roughly 500 m N of Rugged Island and more than 500 m in diameter.
The island was not present in a similar image acquired on 24 October 2007.
Source: NASA Earth Observatory
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2011. Report on Zubair Group. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 21 December-27 December 2011. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.
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Zubair Group volcano (Yemen) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 14 December-20 December 2011 (New Activity / Unrest)
According to local news, fishermen from the port city of Salif on the western Red Sea coast of Yemen reported an off shore eruption from the island of Jebel Zubair, about 60 km SW, with lava fountains rising 20-30 m above the summit on 19 December. On 19 December a SO2 cloud was detected in an OMI satellite image. MODIS imagery from 20 December shows a plume rising from a submarine eruption about 1.5 km SW of Haycock and N of Rugged (near the N end of the Az-Zubair island group), and about 12 km NE of Jebel Zubair island. ... Read all