Sarychev Peak eruption

From NASA's Earth Observatory: Sarychev Peak Eruption, Kuril Islands, Russia. From the Earth Observatory description: A fortuitous orbit of the International Space Station allowed the astronauts this striking view of Sarychev Volcano (Kuril Islands, northeast of Japan) in an early stage of eruption on June 12, 2009. [...] Ash from the multi-day eruption has been …

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Eruption of underwater volcano, Tonga

Here's a video of an eruption of an underwater volcano near the South Pacific island of Tonga on March 19, 2009: News articles: London Times: Underwater volcano sends huge columns of ash into Pacific sky Honolulu Advertiser: 7.9 quake off Tonga could intensify volcano's eruption From NASA's Earth Observatory: Submarine Eruption in the Tonga Islands: …

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Australia flooding images

While the southern parts of Australia have been burning over the past two months, the northern parts have experienced cool weather and heavy rainfall. The following images are of Normanton, Queensland, which has been cut off by flooding for several weeks. The first image is in natural color; the second is enhanced with infrared, which …

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Chaiten Volcano, Chile

After 9000 years of dormancy, Chaiten Volcano, in a remote part of southern Chile, has been in an eruptive phase since May 2008. NASA's Earth Observatory posted these images of the 1/19/09 dome collapse yesterday: These images above don't do justice to the high resolution versions available at Earth Observatory: In these false color images, …

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Mapping the harvest

From NASA's Earth Observatory this week: Poor harvest in Kenya From NASA's description: Ten million people could face hunger in Kenya after a poor harvest, Kenya’s government warned on January 9, 2009. According to the Associated Press, the government declared a state of emergency to free up funds for food aid. This image, which shows …

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