Eruption at Popocatepetl
July 11, 2013 | Smithsonian.com
Popocatepetl, a volcano about 40 miles from Mexico City has been erupting ash plumes that have caused airlines to cancel flights.
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.