In striking photos captured by satellites and astronauts on the International Space Station, smoke billows from the volcano on Raikoke, northeast of Japan.
- Dan Lindsey (@DanLindsey77) June 26, 2019Mount Ulawun volcano is listed as one of 16 "Decade Volcanoes" targeted for research because they pose a significant risk of large, violent eruptions. The largely dormant volcano erupted for the first time in almost 100 years at 4 a.m. local time (6 p.m. GMT on June 21), sending a cloud of thick volcanic plumes 8 to 10 miles (13 to 17 kilometers) above sea level, according to the European Space Agency, whose Copernicus Sentinel satellite imaged the eruption from orbit.
Last Saturday's eruption shot a mushroom cloud of ash more than 15km into the sky. It sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, where the Pacific tectonic plate meets other tectonic plates and where most of the worlds' earthquakes and volcanic eruptions take place.
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The dormant period ended around 4am local time on June 22 when a vast plume of ash and volcanic gases shot up from its 700-meter-wide crater.
Astronauts clicked an incredible picture of the volcano where the volcanic plume is seen rising up in a narrow column and spreading out in a part of the plume, called, the umbrella region.
Several satellites - as well as astronauts on the space station - observed as a thick plume rose and then streamed east as it was pulled into the circulation of a storm in the North Pacific. That's the space the place the density of the plume and the encompassing air equalize and the plume stops rising.
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In a press release, volcanologist Simon Carn from Michigan Tech commented, "What a spectacular image". The ash plume reached heights of 13km and the Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre has issued a "red" warning for airlines.
The ring of clouds at the base of the plume appears to be water vapor, according to the space agency.
The MODIS instrument on NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of Raikoke on June 22nd, 2019. Poisonous gases could have already reached the stratosphere, the second layer of Earth's atmosphere.
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