Continuing a pattern of intermittent activity, Karymsky Volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula released a plume on October 6, 2007. The MODIS on NASA's Terra satellite took this picture the same day. In this image, the volcanic plume of ash and/or steam blows eastward toward the coast and over the Bering Sea. Around the volcano, white clouds float overhead, blending with snow caps on the high mountain ridges.
Karymsky is a stratovolcano composed of alternating layers of hardened lava, solidified ash, and rocks ejected by previous eruptions. The volcano ranks among the most active of Kamchatka’s eastern volcanic zone.
Date Acquired: 10/06/2007
Resolutions: 1km ( B), 500m ( B), 250m ( B)
Bands Used: 1,4,3
Image Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC