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Chaitén: NASA satellite image, 12 May 2008 14 May 2008

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A new satellite image of Chaitén volcano in eruption has been published at the NASA Earth Observatory Natural Hazards web site. The image was captured by Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) equipment aboard NASA’s Terra satellite on 12 May 2008.

Terra satellite image, 12 May 2008 (NASA)

Above: the plume from Chaitén can be seen in the bottom left, extending eastwards across Argentina. Heavy ashfall can be seen north of the plume as a grey stain on the brown landscape of Patagonia. The original image with NASA commentary can be found here.

NASA images courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.

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