Eruption of Soufriere Hills Volcano
April 30, 2013
The Soufriere Hills volcano on the island of Montserrat emitted a plume of ash and/or steam on June 10, 2006. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying onboard NASA’s Aqua satellite took this picture the same day. In this image, the volcanic island sports a hotspot, outlined in red, where the satellite sensor detected ground surface temperatures much warmer than the surroundings. The thin volcanic plume blows away from the volcano, westward over the Caribbean. Credit: NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained from the Goddard Earth Sciences DAAC.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Environment, Technology Internet, Stratovolcanoes, Volcanology, Geology, Soufrière Hills, La Soufrière, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Aqua, Montserrat, Volcano