Red Alert at Manam (PNG) After Eruption and Lava Flow at Remote Mawson Peak on Heard Island, Australia

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Here an update on volcanic eruptions taking place around the world.

Today, we feature the Manam and Mawson Peak activities.

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Manam volcanic eruption on November 6, 2019. Picture via Mirova

The Manam volcano has erupted violently in Papua New Guinea, on Nov. 6, at 3:20 pm. The powerful explosion released a heavy plume of gas and ash that engulfed the village of Yassa on the west coast.

The volcanic alert was increased to 2 and a red aviation code was issued by VAAC Darwin.

Despite the cloud cover, Mirova identified a thermal anomaly of 63 MW on top of the volcano on November 7, 2019 at 00:40 am.

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Lava flow along Mawson Peak on Heard Island, Australia on November 2, 2019. Photo by Sentinel satellite.

Meanwhile, a lava flow (Sentinel-2) and thermal anomalies (Mirova) are clearly recognizable along the west flank of the Mawson peak on Heard Island since October 28, 2019.

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Sentinel-2 satellite imagery showing lava flow on Mawson Peak on Heard Island on November 2, 2019.

Volcanic activity in such remote locations is only possible through satellites.

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