Deception Island, made of the volcano’s caldera and located near the tip of the Antarctic peninsula, has erupted several times since humans first set foot in the South Shetlands around 1820. A 15-meter pan-sharpened Landsat 8 image of the Mount Takahe volcano rising more than 2,000 meters (1.2 miles) above the surrounding West Antarctic ice sheet in Marie Byrd Land, West Antarctica.

The eruption ejected ash up to 9.1 km (33 000 feet) above sea level. Its USGS Volcano Alert level remains at ADVISORY.

This alert level does not mean that an eruption is imminent or that progression to an eruption is certain. Red molten lava continued to spurt into the sky Friday morning hours after Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted, forcing officials to issue widespread evacuation orders to more than 1,500 residents. A strong eruption occurred at Vanuatu's Ambae volcano at 03:30 UTC on July 16, 2018.

Mauna Loa is not erupting. Deception Island – the Antarctic volcano that just doesn’t make any sense April 7, 2015 1.25am EDT Luca De Siena , David Macdonald , University of Aberdeen The 2018 lava flows are primarily on private property, and people are asked to be respectful and to not enter or park on private property.