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Zubair Group volcano (Yemen) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 11 January-17 January 2012 (New Activity / Unrest)

Wed, 11 Jan 2012, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
Satellite imagery acquired on 15 January from the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA's EO-1 satellite showed that the eruption in the northern part of the Zubair Group appeared to have stopped. The S end of the new island is about 500 m NNW of Rugged Island.

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 11 January-17 January 2012. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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