Mount Oyama, a volcano on the Japanese island of Miyakejima, has been
erupting sporadically since June of 2000. On February 22, 2001, the Sea-viewing
Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) captured a plume of ash rising into the
air and drifting toward the Japanese mainland. Tokyo bay is located to the
north of the erupting volcano.
Image provided by the SeaWiFS Project,
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE