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May 20, 2017
On May 20, 2017, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of volcanic plumes rising from Sabancaya volcano in southern Peru. The volcano has been erupting sporadically since 2014 and consistently since August 2016, according to the Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program.
NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response. Caption by Mike Carlowicz.
A NASA satellite spies the ongoing eruption.
The volcano in southern Peru has been erupting regularly since the southern winter of 2016.
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