Eruption of Chikurachki Volcano, Eastern Russia

Eruption of Chikurachki Volcano, Eastern Russia
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

On April 25, 2003, the Chikurachki Volcano was continuing to erupt in the Kuril Islands between Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula and Japan. The streamer of gray ash can be seen blowing southward over the Pacific Ocean in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) from the Terra satellite.

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  • Data Date:

    April 25, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    April 25, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration