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Eruption at Etna
February 24, 2013 | Earth Observatory

After maintaining a low simmer for ten months, Italy’s Etna volcano boiled over on February 19–20, 2013, with three outbursts in 36 hours. According to the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, each outburst (paroxysm) featured “emission of lava flows, pyroclastic flows, lahars, and an ash cloud.” Quoted from NASA Earth Observatory.


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Lava Flows on Tolbachik
June 14, 2013 | NASA Earth Observatory
NASA's Earth Observatory has interesting satellite images of lava flows on Tolbachik, a volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula. The images use visible light and shortwave infrared and near-infrared to enhance the visibility of volcanic features.

Lava Flow on Tolbachik
January 2, 2013 | Earth Observatory
NASA's Earth Observatory has a small collection of satellite images that document lava flows from a flank eruption on Tolbachik Volcano on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula.

Hot Rocks on Tolbachik Volcano
February 21, 2013 | NASA Earth Observatory
"Nearly three months after Tolbachik began erupting, lava continues to flow from the Kamchatkan volcano. Over time, the lava flows change location and shift across the landscape. In this image, infrared data is superimposed on a natural-color image to highlight active flows." Quoted from the Earth Observatory image release.


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