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Activity at Popocatepetl Volcano
March 12, 2013 | NASA Earth Observatory

“Mexico’s Popocatépetl Volcano released a plume in early March 2013. On March 8, Volcano Discovery reported an ash plume reaching roughly 1,500 meters (4,900 feet) above the volcano crater, or about 7 kilometers (4 miles) above sea level.” Quoted from the NASA image release.

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Ash Plume from Sakurajima
December 3, 2013 | NASA Earth Observatory
NASA's Earth Observatory has a satellite view of a dense ash plume released from Sakurajima Volcano, located on the island of Kyushu, Japan. This is an extremely active volcano, producing frequent explosions and ash clouds with over a million people living within a few miles of the vent.

Ash Plume at San Miguel
January 1, 2014 | NASA Earth Observatory
Sunday's explosive eruption at San Miguel Volcano in El Salvador produced a plume of ash captured by NASA in this satellite image.

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