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New Chaitén image at the NASA Earth Observatory 21 February 2009

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Eruption of Chaiten volcano, 19 February 2009 (NASA MODIS image).

At the NASA Earth Observatory a new image of Chaitén has been published, taken during the activity of 19 February 2009 (small version above). The image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite and shows the plume produced by the dome collapse on 19 February. The grey ashen plume stretches away from Chaitén to the south-east, right across Chile and Argentina to the Atlantic coast. The image comes with an informative caption and the NASA Earth Observatory team have been kind enough to credit this blog as a source, which is always appreciated.

NASA Earth Observatory: Eruption of Chaitén Volcano (20 February 2009)

[Image credit: NASA image created by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center.]

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