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Eruption of Sarychev Peak, Kuril Islands

Plume from Sarychev Peak, Kuril Islands
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Plume from Sarychev Peak, Kuril Islands

Acquired June 11,2010, this natural-color image shows apparent steam filling the caldera of Sarychev Peak.

Land Volcanoes

Eruption of Sarychev Peak, Kuril Islands
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Eruption of Sarychev Peak, Kuril Islands

A pair of before-and-after images shows how the June 2009 eruption of Sarychev Peak Volcano transformed Matua Island.

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Sarychev Peak Eruption, Kuril Islands
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Sarychev Peak Eruption, Kuril Islands

A fortuitous orbit of the International Space Station allowed the astronauts this striking view of Sarychev Volcano in an early stage of eruption on June 12, 2009.

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Volcanoes

Ash Plume Overlying Clouds at Sarychev Peak
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Ash Plume Overlying Clouds at Sarychev Peak

On June 18, 2009, Sarychev Peak produced a plume that was barely visible amid the cloud cover over the Sea of Okhotsk.

Atmosphere Land Volcanoes

Sarychev Eruption Generates Large Cloud of Sulfur Dioxide
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Sarychev Eruption Generates Large Cloud of Sulfur Dioxide

A large cloud of sulfur dioxide stretched across the Northern Pacific Ocean following the eruption of Sarychev Peak Volcano in mid-June 2009.

Image of the Day Atmosphere Volcanoes Remote Sensing

Ash and Steam from Sarychev Peak
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Ash and Steam from Sarychev Peak

A true-color MODIS image shows water vapor and volcanic ash erupting from Sarychev Peak and forming a counter-clockwise arc over the Sea of Okhotsk on June 16, 2009.

Atmosphere Land Volcanoes

Sarychev Peak Plume Crosses Sea of Okhotsk
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Sarychev Peak Plume Crosses Sea of Okhotsk

This true-color MODIS image shows ash plumes from Sarychev Peak blowing across the Sea of Okhotsk and the island of Sakhalin.

Atmosphere Land Volcanoes

Ash Eruptions from Sarychev Peak, Kuril Islands
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Ash Eruptions from Sarychev Peak, Kuril Islands

This series of images shows morning and afternoon views of the ash clouds from Sarychev Volcano on June 14 and 15, 2009.

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Volcanoes

Ash Plumes at Sarychev Peak
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Ash Plumes at Sarychev Peak

A true-color image of Sarychev Peak on June 15, 2009, shows remnants of older ash plumes and a new eruption from the volcano.

Atmosphere Land Volcanoes

Ash Plume from Sarychev Peak
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Ash Plume from Sarychev Peak

This true-color image of the plume from Sarychev Peak on June 14, 2009, shows intense volcanic ash concentrations west of the volcano, and ash spreading both east and west of the summit.

Atmosphere Land Volcanoes

Continuing Activity at Sarychev Peak
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Continuing Activity at Sarychev Peak

A true-color image from June 13, 2004, shows a high-profile ash plume from Sarychev Peak casting a large shadow to the north.

Atmosphere Land Volcanoes

Activity at Sarychev Peak
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Activity at Sarychev Peak

True-color images of the Central Kuril Islands show ash plumes from Sarychev Peak hovering over a blanket of clouds in early June 2009, and a clear-sky view of the same region acquired a month earlier.

Atmosphere Land Volcanoes