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Soufrière Hills images at NASA Earth Observatory: before and after the dome collapse 24 February 2010

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Soufriere Hills, Montserrat. Left: 17 March 2007. Right: 21 February 2010. (NASA images)

The NASA Earth Observatory has published two satellite images of Montserrat, one showing the island in March 2007 before the Soufrière Hills lava dome collapse of 11 February 2010, and one captured ten days after that event. The two images make a fascinating comparison: a much-reduced side-by-side version is shown above. The March 2007 image is on the left, the February 2010 image on the right. A great deal of fresh ashfall can be seen, and the extensive pyroclastic flow deposits north-east of the volcano (extending the coastline by 650 metres according to MVO reports) are clearly visible.

Soufriere Hills volcano resumes activity – NASA Earth Observatory, 21 February 2010

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