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Jebel Zubair volcano
shield volcano 191 m / 627 ft
Red Sea, Yemen, 15.16°N / 42.1°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Jebel Zubair volcano eruptions:
2011 Dec - Jan 2012, 1846 (?), 1824
Typical eruption style:
effusive
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Jebel Zubair volcano news & activity updates

Jebel Zubair (Red Sea, Jemen): volcanic activity at the new island might have ended

Tuesday Nov 26, 2013 17:37 PM | BY: T

Comparison google earth image and Landsat satellite image from 24 Nov, where the new island can be seen (Blog Culture Volcan)
Comparison google earth image and Landsat satellite image from 24 Nov, where the new island can be seen (Blog Culture Volcan)
Satellite images show signs of ongoing activity (steam plume, discolored water) at the new island at least until 20 November. A satellite image from 24 November shows no such signs any more, suggesting that the activity has stopped or paused.
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Previous news
MODIS / Terra satellite image 11 Nov showing the gas plume and discolored water plume
Thursday, Nov 14, 2013
Signs of weak continuing or renewed activity could be spotted again on recent satellite data after few weeks with no evidence of activity. ... [more]
A new island appeared in the Zubair archipelago on or before 23 Oct (Google Earth image for comparison) (source: Blog Culture Volcan)
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]
Steam plume from Zubair this morning
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]
SO2 plume from Zubair volcano (NOAA)
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]
Steam plume from Zubair in the Red Sea on Tuesday (8 Oct)
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]

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