Indonesia Struck by Earthquake, Tsunami, & Volcanic Eruption

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  1. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Commodore

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    dam.
     
  2. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    No new emergency, but eruptions continue at Mt. Merapi in Indonesia. NASA Earth Observatory posted this as their Image of the Day, captured by the MODIS instrument on NASA's Terra satellite:

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    Note: For those of you who say you don't understand what Twitter is good for, this is one of the things it's good for. NASA EO posts links to satellite imagery like this all the time. There had been other recent shots of this area (see "View all images of this event" link at lower right of the NASA page) but heavy cloud cover over Indonesia made it so that Merapi's ash plume didn't stand out nearly so well as it does in this pic.
     
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  3. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    That's incredible. Makes it easy to see how one volcano can affect the planetary climate.