On March 28, 2017, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 acquired this natural-color image of volcanic activity at Kambalny. Note the dark shading on the lower half of the scene; this is likely ash laying on top of the snow.
Located on the southern end of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Kambalny is a stratovolcano. Prior to this week, its last eruption may have been about 250 years ago.
References and Related Reading
- NASA Earth Observatory (2017, March 28) Russian Volcano Rumbles.
- Klemetti, E. (2017, March 27) A Russian Volcano Just Erupted for the First Time in Centuries. Eruptions Blog. Wired Magazine. Accessed March 28, 2017.
NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Caption by Joshua Stevens.
- Landsat 8 - OLI