San Cristobal Volcano

On December 16, 2002, the San Cristobal volcano in Nicaragua spewed out a plume of smoke and ash visible from space. The gray plume of smoke can be seen in this image captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite. San Cristobal is an active stratovolcano in the San Cristobal complex on the west coast of Nicaragua. The volcano periodically spits out ash and smoke over the Central American jungles. The red dots at the bottom of the image are brush fires in southern Nicaragua.
Source: Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC

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