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Chaitén imagery at the NASA Earth Observatory 26 October 2009

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Chaiten volcano, 20 October 2009 (NASA EO-1 image)

The NASA Earth Observatory is showcasing a new image of Chaitén volcano in Chile, captured on 20 October 2009 the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite. A reduced-size preview is shown above: Chaitén volcano, marked with the yellow arrow, is producing a white plume that turns to the north-east. Chaitén town, inundated by lahars that have descended the Chaitén river valley from the volcano, can be seen in the lower left of the image. The snow-covered mass on the upper right is Minchinmávida volcano.

The Earth Observatory offers a detail view of Chaitén volcano with labels and an explanatory caption and the full-size version of the image (3 MB, 3000 x 3000 pixels), which shows lots of fascinating detail.

Chaitén volcano, Chile – NASA Earth Observatory (26 October 2009)

[NASA Earth Observatory image created by Jesse Allen, using EO-1 ALI data provided courtesy of the NASA EO-1 team.]

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