Eruption of Sinabung Volcano, Indonesia


Activity at Indonesia’s Sinabung Volcano has slowed since the intense explosions of January 2014. In early March, thousands of residents returned to villages near the volcano. The eruption is less violent now, but it is not over.
Landsat collected images of an ash plume and pyroclastic flow from Sinabung on March 6, 2014. The natural-color image shows the volcano, ash plume, and volcanic debris surrounded by farms and forest.

NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using Landsat data from the USGS Earth Explorer.

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