Indonesia Struck by Earthquake, Tsunami, & Volcanic Eruption

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by The Wreath of Khan, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Commodore

    Nov 19, 2007
    Nowhere Land
  2. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

    Aug 22, 2002
    Terra Inlandia
    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:


    (Click on image to enlarge)


    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.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2010
  3. RJDonner&Blitzen

    RJDonner&Blitzen Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    RJDiogenes of Boston
    That's incredible. Makes it easy to see how one volcano can affect the planetary climate.