Mount Etna's smoke plume

Mount Etna's smoke plume

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Credit: NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Mount Etna's smoke plumes seen from the International Space Station. North is at top. Earth is brown, water is blue and snow & ice is white. The Mount Etna volcano is not emitting lava but two craters are producing plumes, running from centre to bottom left corner. These contain smoke & ash and are approximately 5 kilometres in height. The city of Catania, which lies in the plumes' paths, was covered in ash and the international airport had to be closed. Photographed on 22 July 2001.

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Keywords: 22 july 2001, ash, catania, emission, etna, europe, european, from space, geology, imagery, international space station, iss, iss002-e-8683, italian, italy, mount, mountain, satellite image, sicily, smoke plume, soot, volcanic, volcano

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