Diffuse plumes rise from Gaua Volcano (top) and Ambrym Volcano (bottom) in the Vanuatu Archipelago. Both Gaua and Ambrym are located in the New Hebrides Island Arc, where the Pacific Plate is subducting beneath the Australian Plate. This natural-color image was acquired on August 2, 2010, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra satellite.
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.