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June 15, 2017JPEG
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Ash and hot gas regularly burst from Shiveluch (also spelled Sheveluch), one of the most active volcanoes on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula. On June 15, 2017, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this image of ash drifting southwest from the mountain. The ash cloud rose to roughly 4,500 to 5,000 meters in altitude, according to the Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team.
NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response. Caption by Adam Voiland.
A fresh plume drifted over the Kamchatka Peninsula after bursting from the volcano.
Shiveluch is one of the largest and most active volcanoes on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula.
Satellites usually capture images of volcanic ash plumes as they are blowing away. This image is different.
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