Erupting Kamchatka Volcanoes
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There are currently five erupting volcanoes on the Kamchatkan Peninsula: Shiveluch, Bezymianny, Tolbachik, Kizimen, and Karymsky. NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra satellite captured four of them (Shiveluch, Tolbachik, Kizimen, and Bezymianny) in this natural-color image on July 1, 2013. MODIS detected the heat signatures (red outlines) of the lava domes on Shiveluch and Kizimen, and the spreading lava flows emanating from Tolbachik. The activity at Bezymianny was imperceptible from 705 kilometers (438 miles) above.

  1. Reference

  2. Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team (2013, July 4) Kamchatkan and Northern Kuriles Volcanic Activity. Accessed July 5, 2013.

NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team, GSFC.

Instrument(s): 
Terra - MODIS

Erupting Kamchatka Volcanoes

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