Volcanic Eruptions on the Kamchatkan Peninsula
Image courtesy Jesse Allen base on expedited ASTER data provided the NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan
ASTER Science Team
A red glow indicating the presence of heat and a small plume of ash are evidence of the Klyuchevskaya (Kliuchevskoi) volcano’s recent unrest. The volcano has been intermittently releasing bursts of steam, ash, and gas. The largest volcano on Russia’s Kamchatkan peninsula, Klyychevskaya is being watched carefully for signs of a more violent eruption.
Its neighboring volcano, Bezymianny, began to erupt on January 13, 2004. Though the eruption has subsided, a small plume of ash is still visible in this false-color image. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on the Terra satellite captured this image on January 21, 2004.
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.