Haze Over Santiago Chile After Quake
March 2, 2010
Haze lingered over the metropolitan area of Santiago, Chile, following a magnitude 8.8 earthquake on February 27, 2010. In an image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite at 14:25 UTC, black smoke hung over the northern part of the city, while light-colored haze (perhaps pollution and/or dust) covered the southern part of the city and filled a canyon that cuts eastward into the mountains.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Environment, Terra, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Haze, Health in Singapore, Environmental disasters, Santiago, Chile, Air pollution