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Zubair Group volcano (Yemen) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 4 January-10 January 2012 (New Activity / Unrest)

Wed, 4 Jan 2012, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
A satellite image acquired on 7 January showed the newly-formed island in the northern part of the Zubair Group. The island had grown to about 530 x 710 m, and a gas-and-steam plume containing ash rose from a distinct cone.

Source: NASA Earth Observatory
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2012. Report on Zubair Group. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 4 January-10 January 2012. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Wed, 28 Dec 2011, 20:19
The new island in the Red Sea seen on 23 Dec 2011 (NASA Earth Observatory)
NASA satellite images show that the eruption in the Red Sea in the Zubair archipelago has produced a new island. The island is circular, about 500 m wide and located about 1 km north of Rugged Island. It consists of fresh probably basaltic lava flows and an active vent seems to be in its center. ... Read all
Wed, 21 Dec 2011, 08:15
MODIS thermal image of the area of the reported eruption (the Zubair islands are in the center). No hot spot is visible, which could indicate either the eruption was extremely short and small, or there was another cause of the report.
(update 21 Dec:) ... Read all
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