02 Jul '11, 3pm

Spectacular @NASA satellite images of a #volcano erupting for the first time in perhaps 10,000 years:

Since the beginning of the recent eruption, a dense plume of water vapor, gas, and ash has concealed the summit of the Nabro volcano. New images from June 29 finally provided a nearly unimpeded view of the summit, where lava flowed out of the erupting vent and down the slope of the volcano. Located in the East African nation of Eritrea, Nabro began its eruption explosively on June 12, 2011. The powerful eruption sent plumes of ash streaming over North Africa and the Middle East, and pumped vast quantities of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere. The ash halted flights in East Africa for a time. The eruption killed seven people, said the Eritrean government, and other reports indicate that thousands were affected in both Eritrea and Ethiopia, though news from the region is sparse. More recently, the volcano has eased into a quieter, lava-oozing phase, as shown in these images...

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Lava Flows at Nabro Volcano, Eritrea [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 30 Jun '11, 9pm

Since the beginning of the recent eruption, a dense plume of water vapor, gas, and ash has concealed the summit of the Nab...

Spectacular @NASA_EO infra-red image of Nabro l...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 30 Jun '11, 10pm

Since the beginning of the recent eruption, a dense plume of water vapor, gas, and ash has concealed the summit of the Nab...

Detailed Views of Erupting Nabro Volcano [image] #NASA

Detailed Views of Erupting Nabro Volcano [image...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 27 Jun '11, 9pm

Since it began erupting on June 12, 2011, emissions from Eritrea’s Nabro Volcano have drifted over much of East Africa and...

Indonesian volcano erupts (via ST iPhone App)

straitstimes.com 03 Jul '11, 3am

JAKARTA - A VOLCANO on Indonesia's Sulawesi island erupted on Sunday, spewing ash and smoke 5,000 metres into the air. Mou...

Nabro Volcano Before Eruption [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 Jun '11, 10pm

Until last weekend, the Nabro volcano in northeast Africa looked like it does in the image above. Then, on the night of Ju...

New NASA Earth Observatory page contrasts #MoRi...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 01 Jul '11, 6pm

Floods advanced down the Missouri River at the end of June 2011, swelling the river significantly from Sioux City, Iowa, t...

NASA Earth Observato Nabro Volcano Before Erupt...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 Jun '11, 10pm

Until last weekend, the Nabro volcano in northeast Africa looked like it does in the image above. Then, on the night of Ju...

Nabro Volcano Before Eruption: Astronauts on th...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 Jun '11, 10pm

Until last weekend, the Nabro volcano in northeast Africa looked like it does in the image above. Then, on the night of Ju...

Dust Plumes over the Persian Gulf [image] #NASA

Dust Plumes over the Persian Gulf [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 01 Jul '11, 7pm

One day after multiple dust plumes blew through Iraq, dust hovered over the Persian Gulf. The Moderate Resolution Imaging ...

Tierra viva: Primera erupción en tiempos históricos del volcán Nabro (Eritrea); posiblemente la primera en 10 mil años

Tierra viva: Primera erupción en tiempos histór...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 21 Jun '11, 6pm

Eruptive activity continued at Nabro Volcano in Eritrea on June 19, 2011. As the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiom...