Last update: November 11th, 2019 at 11:00 am
On February 28, 2007, the Soufriere Hills Volcano on the Caribbean island of Montserrat released another plume of ash and/or steam. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite caught the volcano in its continuing pattern of activity. This image shows the volcanic island sending its plume westward over the ocean water. The red outline at the volcanic summit is a hotspot—an area with unusually warm temperatures.
Credit: NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center.