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This NASA Earth Observatory image obtained December 28, 2011 and acquired December 23, 2011 shows an eruption that occurred in the Red Sea. According to news reports, fishermen witnessed lava fountains reaching up to 30 meters (90 feet) tall on December 19, 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites observed plumes on December 20 and December 22. Meanwhile, the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on NASA’s Aura satellite detected elevated levels of sulfur dioxide, further indicating an eruption. The activity in the Red Sea included more than an eruption. By December 23, 2011, what looked like a new island appeared in the region. The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite captured this high-resolution, natural-color image shows an apparent island where there had previously been an unbroken water surface. A thick plume rises from the island, dark near the bottom and light near the top, perhaps a mixture of volcanic ash and water vapor. AFP PHOTO/NASA/HANDOUT/RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT " AFP PHOTO / - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

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Loc:     -, SPACE
Sursa:   AFP / Mediafax Foto
Fotograf:   HO
Data:   28 Decembrie 2011
Dimensiuni:   3500 x 2725 (547.23 KB)
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