Prior to this image on February 5, ash was reported to have reached an altitude of 7.9 kilometers (26,000 feet). The occurrence of lava-block avalanches decreased by late February, but residents were still warned to remain at least 5 kilometers away from the volcano.
Video of the eruption that includes footage of the eruption from February 4-9, 2015, can be viewed here.
NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Caption by Kathryn Hansen.
- Landsat 8 - OLI