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August 2, 2010JPEG
Diffuse plumes rise from Gaua Volcano (top) and Ambrym Volcano (bottom) in the Vanuatu Archipelago. Both Gaua and Ambrym are located in the New Hebrides Island Arc, where the Pacific Plate is subducting beneath the Australian Plate. This natural-color image was acquired on August 2, 2010, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra satellite.
NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Caption by Robert Simmon.
Diffuse plumes rise from Gaua and Ambrym Volcanoes in the Vanuatu Archipelago.
Two volcanoes in Vanuatu, Gaua and Ambrym, emitted simultaneous plumes in mid 2010.
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