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Simmering Vanuatu Volcano Imaged by NASA Satellite

NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team2017-10-06

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On Sept. 28, 2017, Manaro Voui volcano on Ambae island in Vanuatu began spewing ash in a moderate eruption, prompting authorities to order the evacuation of all 11,000 residents. This nighttime thermal infrared image from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), acquired on Oct. 7, shows a hot spot (white) on the volcano's summit crater, but no large eruption. Cold clouds are dark gray, the warmer island is gray, and the ocean, (warmer than the island), is light gray. The image covers an area of 17 by 26 miles (27 by 42.4 kilometers), and is centered at 15.4 degrees south, 167.8 degrees east.

https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA22045

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  • Title: Simmering Vanuatu Volcano Imaged by NASA Satellite
  • Creator: NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team
  • Date Created: 2017-10-06
  • Rights: JPL
  • Album: kboggs

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