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Living on Lava

As Medina has grown during the past three decades, parts of the Saudi city are built atop relatively young lava flows.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Story by Adam Voiland.

Published February 22, 2019
Data acquired June 22, 1984 - July 22, 2018

Sources:
Landsat 5 > TM
Landsat 8 > OLI