Jebel Zubair volcano news & activity updates

Jebel Zubair (Red Sea, Jemen): weak eruptive activity resumes on new island

Thu, 14 Nov 2013, 11:24
11:24 AM | BY: T
MODIS / Terra satellite image 11 Nov showing the gas plume and discolored water plume
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.
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.

Previous news

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. ... Read all
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