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11-10-04, 15:59
The Ambrym Volcano was billowing ash and steam on October 4, 2004, when the Terra MODIS instrument captured this image. Located approximately 2,200 kilometers northeast of Australia on Ambrym Island in Vanuatu, the volcano is one of the region's most active, with regular eruptions nearly every year in recent history (48 eruptions since 1774). Red dots on top of the volcano indicate that MODIS also detected a thermal anomaly associated with the eruption. This could be hot ash, lava, or fires started by the erupting volcano.