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27-01-04, 00:00
Rising to an altitude of 16,475 feet (5,023 meters), the Tungurahua Volcano towers over the surrounding terrain in central Ecuador. From this true-color Terra MODIS image, its easy to see why this volcano (center) is also called the Black Giantits: its flanks are coated with dark lava flows. In this scene, captured on January 14, 2003, a plume of ash is rising from the volcano and is stretching northeastward across the Andes and the lower elevations to the east. According to reports from the Smithsonian's Global Volcanism Program, Tungurahua began erupting with plumes of ash, steam, and smoke at the end of December 2003 and has continued into the third week of January 2004. The high-resolution image captured a wider area. Some of the haze visible amid the clouds to the south of Tungurahua may be the remains of smoke and ash plumes from Ecuadors larger Sangay Volcano, which was also reported to be erupting with small ash plumes during this period.

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Dorothy
28-01-04, 11:57
This looks great.

Dorothy
31-01-04, 12:34
Another entry?

Well, I just don't get tired of seeing this white and green, so sue me!