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Plume from Mount Pagan

Plume from Mount Pagan
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Plume from Mount Pagan

North Pagan Volcano released a volcanic plume, likely rich in sulfur dioxide, into the atmosphere above the Pacific Ocean.

Volcanoes

Plume from Mount Pagan
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Plume from Mount Pagan

Steam and other volcanic gases frequently stream from Pagan Volcano, in the Northern Mariana Islands.

Atmosphere Land Volcanoes

Plume from Mount Pagan
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Plume from Mount Pagan

Steady emissions of steam and sulfur dioxide continue at North Pagan Volcano, Mariana Islands.

Land Volcanoes

Pagan Island, Northern Marianas
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Pagan Island, Northern Marianas

The island sits along the tectonic boundary where the old, cold Pacific plate is being subducted at the Marianas trench.

Image of the Day Land Water Volcanoes

Plume from Mount Pagan
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Plume from Mount Pagan

This false-color satellite image shows a minor gas and steam plume rising from Mount Pagan Volcano on June 3, 2010.

Atmosphere Land Volcanoes

Plume from Mount Pagan
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Plume from Mount Pagan

A true-color image from April 15, 2009, shows a faint plume from Mount Pagan, the northeastern volcano on a small Pacific island.

Atmosphere Land Volcanoes