Indonesia’s Mount Kelud Erupts

Indonesia’s Mount Kelud Erupts

A major eruption occurred at Indonesia’s Kelud volcano on February 13, 2014. The eruption sent a large plume of ash drifting west across Java and over the Indian Ocean. According to an advisory issued by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, ash had reached 13 kilometers (45,000 feet) in altitude, prompting the closure of several airports. Three people were killed, and Indonesian authorities have evacuated more than 75,000 people from their homes.

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  • Data Date:

    February 14, 2014
  • Visualization Date:

    February 14, 2014
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    Aqua - MODIS

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