Eruption of San Miguel, El Salvador
Terra (16:35 Universal Time)
acquired January 12, 2016 download large Terra (16:35 Universal Time) image (185 KB, JPEG, 800x600)
Eruption of San Miguel, El Salvador
Aqua (19:35 Universal Time)
acquired January 12, 2016 download large Aqua (19:35 Universal Time) image (147 KB, JPEG, 800x600)

San Miguel (also known as Chaparrastique) is one of the most active volcanoes in El Salvador. On January 12, 2016, Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensors on NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites acquired these natural-color images of ash streaming from the mountain. Terra captured the upper image at 10:35 a.m. local time (16:35 Universal Time); Aqua captured the lower image at 1:35 p.m. local time (19:35 Universal Time). Winds transported the volcanic plume to the southwest.

NASA images by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response. Caption by Adam Voiland.

Instrument(s): 
Terra - MODIS
Aqua - MODIS

Eruption of San Miguel, El Salvador

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