Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Lava inside the crater of Mount Michael!

In the clear day satellite image of 6th October 2015, I discovered what is the most concrete evidence of volcanic activity on Mount Michael to date. The image clearly shows the presence of lava inside the summit crater. In my view, this is either a lava lake or it could be intensive strombolian activity inside the crater.

Definitely some activity on Michael Volcano. SOURCE: Landsat 8/USGS/NASA.

In other images, a dark area is present on the peninsula of Candlemas Island which indicates elevated ground temperatures of volcanic origin or fumarolic activity, and a thermal image shows what appears to be a slight thermal anomaly on Montagu Island.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Hot spot again detected by satellite

A hot spot has been detected on Saunders Island in the data provided by the MODVOLC website dated 30th September 2015. This is most likely an indicator of volcanic activity on Mount Michael as the South Sandwich Islands in the south Atlantic Ocean lacks human activity. A hot spot was previously detected on Saunders Island during the 28th, the 30th, and the 31st August 2015.

Thermal anomaly detected on Mount Michael by satellite on 30th September 2015. SOURCE: MODVOLC.