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Pacaya Volcano

Pacaya Volcano

Pacaya Volcano, about 25 kilometers (16 miles) from the center of Guatemala City, erupted on March 2, 2014. This natural-color satellite image was collected on the morning of the eruption by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra satellite.

NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team, GSFC. Caption by Robert Simmon.