Lava and Snow on Klyuchevskaya Volcano
acquired April 7, 2010 download large image (719 KB, JPEG, 1600x2100)

Klyuchevskaya Volcano continues to erupt. A thin, translucent plume of ash and steam stretched above the snow-covered Kamchatka Peninsula roughly 90 kilometers (60 miles) north-northeast of the volcano on April 7, 2010. The Tokyo Volcanic Ash Advisory Center reported a plume at 17,000 feet (5,200 meters), less than 1,200 feet (370 meters) above the 15,863-foot (4,835-meter) summit. Shiveluch Volcano, also active but showing no signs of life save for pale brown ash deposits on the lower slopes, is to the northeast of Klyuchevskaya.

This natural-color satellite image was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard Terra on April 7, 2010.

  1. Reference

  2. Tokyo VAAC. (2010, April 7). Kliuchevskoi Volcanic Ash Advisory Text. Accessed April 8, 2010.
  3. Global Volcanism Program. (n.d.). Kliuchevskoi. Accessed April 8, 2010.

NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Caption by Robert Simmon.

Instrument(s): 
Terra - MODIS

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