- Current Update, last updated Jan 2, 2015 10:24 :
Equipment failure on 29 December resulted in the loss of seismic data from Sarigan, so we are no longer monitoring the volcano with local data. Repair of monitoring systems will be attempted in late January. No unusual seismicity was observed before equipment failure, and we have received no reports of activity at Sarigan during the past week.
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- Volcanic History Overview: Sarigan volcano forms a 3-km-long, roughly triangular island. A low truncated cone with a 750-m-wide summit crater contains a small ash cone. The youngest eruptions produced two lava domes from vents above and near the south crater rim. Lava flows from each dome reached the coast and extended out to sea, forming irregular shorelines. The northern flow overtopped the crater rim on the north and NW sides. The sparse vegetation on the flows indicates they are of Holocene age (Meijer and Reagan, 1981). From the Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program.
- Location: Mariana Islands, Mariana Islands
Elevation: 538 m
Recent Eruption: Unknown - Holocene
- Hazard Assessments: Sako, M. K.; Trusdell, F. A.; Koyanagi, R. Y.; Kojima, George; Moore, R. B., 1995, Volcanic investigations in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, April to May 1994, USGS Open-File Report 94-705.
- Link to monitoring data: NMI Web Site
Volcanic Alert Level: UNASSIGNED Aviation Color Code: UNASSIGNED