Manam, Papau New Guinea • Earth.com

Last update: June 26th, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Manam Volcano continued to emit a volcanic plume of ash and/or steam on May 25, 2006. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite took this picture the same day. In this image, a faint plume moves away from the volcano toward the northwest. The volcanic plume is thinner and darker that the bright, fluffy clouds near the volcano’s summit. Brown-green sediment plumes from mainland Papua New Guinea continue to push into the ocean.

Credit: NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained courtesy of the MODIS Rapid Response team.

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