This Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS)
image of the Bay of Campeche, acquired January 17, 2001, shows a 300-kilometer long smoke plume
streaming towards the northwest from around 19.4° North and 92° West, the
location of the Akal oil field.
In the lower right (southeast) corner
of the image is the country of El Salvador, site of a magnitude 7.6
earthquake on January 13, 2001.
On the Pacific side of Southern Mexico, the productive waters of the
Gulf of Tehuantepec are visible.