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Nobody saw this volcano erupt … except NASA’s satellites

Nobody saw this volcano erupt … except NASA’s satellites

Nobody lives near Mount Sourabaya, but a NASA satellite captured its eruption in the South Atlantic in this false-color image. (NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey)

Nobody lives near Mount Sourabaya, but a NASA satellite captured its eruption in the South Atlantic in this false-color image. (NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey)

For the first time in 60 years, Mount Sourabaya erupted with a spectacular show of fiery lava — in fact, it erupted twice. But there wasn’t a single human soul who saw the eruptions live; nobody lives on the volcano’s remote island in the South Atlantic Ocean, according to NASA Earth Observatory. Instead, satellites captured images of the eruptions, which happened on April 24 and May 1, 2016, NASA reported. Volcanic eruptions in far-flung places, such as the South Atlantic, used to go unnoticed. But the advent of satellites and seismic monitoring has given scientists new insight into volcanic events worldwide, NASA officials said. “Today, scientists can pick up signatures of events occurring far from any…

 

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