Eruption of Soufriere Hills, Montserrat

Eruption of Soufriere Hills, Montserrat
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

On March 24, 2003, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite captured this image of an ash plume coming from the Soufriere Hills Volcano on the island of Montserrat (bottom) as the satellite passed over the islands of the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea.

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  • Data Date:

    March 24, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    March 25, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration