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NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team, GSFC. Caption by Adam Voiland.
Alaska’s Pavlof volcano was erupting when the Aqua satellite passed over on November 14, 2014.
The Alaska Volcano Observatory first detected earthquakes associated with the movement of magma and heat at Pavlof’s summit on November 12, 2014. Photographs and satellite imagery confirmed an eruption soon after.