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A large eruption from Showa Crater sent ash 20,000 feet (6,000 meters) above Kagoshima Bay, Kyushu, Japan.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using Landsat 8 data from the USGS Earth Explorer. Caption by Robert Simmon.

Published August 27, 2013
Data acquired August 19, 2013

Source:
Landsat 8 > OLI
Topic:
Solid Earth > Volcanoes > Pyroclastics