Jebel Zubair volcano news & activity updates
Jebel Zubair (Red Sea, Jemen): weak eruptive activity resumes on new island
Thursday Nov 14, 2013 11:24 AM | BY: T
MODIS / Terra satellite image 11 Nov showing the gas plume and discolored water plumeSigns of weak continuing or renewed activity could be spotted again on recent satellite data after few weeks with no evidence of activity.
The attached MODIS / Terra satellite image from 11 Nov shows a gas plume drifting NE from the new island as well as a discolored water plume extending south. The discolored sea water is likely caused by dissolved volcanic gasses (H2S in particular).
The absence of steam suggests that there is no lava entering the sea and no submarine effusive activity.
Sunday, Nov 03, 2013
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. [more]
Thursday, Oct 17, 2013
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. [more]
Monday, Oct 14, 2013
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. [more]
Friday, Oct 11, 2013
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]
Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013
As of yesterday morning when the latest MODIS satellite image was taken from the area, the eruption continued with little changes. ... [more]