Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Volcano in the Red Sea

  Earlier this month, a volcano erupted in the Red Sea with fisherman reporting the lava fountains reaching heights of up to 30 meters! The imagery of the eruption, captured by NASA's EO-1 ("Earth Observing-1) satellite, shows an amazing plume of ash and water vapor.   volcano.jpg  This volcano erupted in an area of previously unbroken water, and apparently caused the formation of a new island, seen here:   new-island.jpg  You can read more about this on NASA's Earth Observatory site or see it in Google Earth by using this KML file.

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