Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
Breaking News
Dewberry Holds Boy Scout Survey Merit Badge Day
Dewberry’s Mount Laurel, New Jersey, office hosted its fourth...
ObliMapper Transforming Drone Imagery into Actionable Visual Intelligence
Israeli company IDAN Computers Ltd. uses the TatukGIS Developer...
Free Business Location Data for Use with Maptitude 2018
NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS (USA) - Point files with the locations...
Soar TGE to Generate the World’s First Fully Decentralised Global Super-Map Using Drones
Leading Australian geospatial mapping technology company Soar has announced their highly...
Esri User Conference Highlights Where Mapping Technology is Headed Next
REDLANDS, Calif.- Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics,...

This natural-color satellite image collected by NASA’s Landsat 8 on Sept. 4, 2013, shows the effect of the eruption. A wide swath of gray and tan that narrows to the northwest shows the path of the deadly pyroclastic flow—a fast-moving mix of extremely hot ash, gas, rocks and volcanic debris. As the flow descended from the 875-meter (2,870-foot) summit of the volcano, it was funneled into existing stream channels and entered the ocean along the northwest coastline, extending the beach by a few meters.

A fresh scar on the north side of Indonesia’s volcanic Paluweh Island is a harsh visual reminder of the Aug. 10, 2013, eruption that deposited material to the north and killed five people.

Landsat 8 collected this natural-color image on Aug. 3, 2013, a week prior to the eruption.

According to an Aug. 4 Jakarta Globe report, disaster agency officials struggled to convince villagers on the tiny island to evacuate their homes as Mount Rokatenda continued to erupt, spewing hot ash and endangering the residents of five villages reportedly bound to their ancestral land by local tradition.

Image courtesy of NASA.

Read the full story.

Comments are closed.