NASA satellite image shows Pagan volcano erupting again in Mariana Islands

May 10, 2012 – MARIANA ISLANDS - A NASA satellite has captured a dramatic image of steam and gas plumes from a volcano in the Mariana Islands in the Pacific Ocean, U.S. scientists said. The image shows the activity on Pagan Island, the largest and one of the most active of the Marianas volcanoes, a NASA release reported Thursday. Fires and smoke on the island was imaged on Tuesday by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument aboard NASA’s Terra satellite. Pagan Island consists of two volcanoes connected by a narrow isthmus, and almost all of the historical eruptions of Pagan dating back to the 17th century have originated from North Pagan volcano. The largest eruption of Pagan during historical time took place in 1981 and prompted the evacuation of the sparsely populated island, NASA aid. The Marianas are an arc-shaped archipelago consisting of the summits of fifteen volcanic mountains, anchored at its south end by the island of Guam. –UPI
Mount Pagan last erupted in February 2012
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7 Responses to NASA satellite image shows Pagan volcano erupting again in Mariana Islands

  1. James says:

    That is certainly an interesting view of an eruption.

  2. Craig says:

    Alvin , do you know if there is anyone else from Western Australia on here?

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