Volcano Erupts in Stunning Images Captured by Russian Satellite

Space.com | 7/24/2019 | Chelsea Gohd
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A Russian remote sensing satellite has captured a striking new image of Peru's most active volcano, called Ubinas, in the middle of an eruption that has affected thousands of residents.

The column of ash billows from the volcano in the unmistakable image captured by a Resurs-P satellite, which the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, uses for nonmilitary purposes.

Peru - Ubinas - Volcano - Dawn - Friday

Peru's Ubinas volcano began erupting at about dawn last Friday (July 19), spewing ash which has reached areas within a 16-mile (25 kilometers) radius, according to Reuters.

Peru's National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI) ordered an evacuation of the area near the volcano, located north of Moquegua, in southern Peru, according to Reuters. People used masks and goggles to protect themselves from the billowing ash.

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On Sunday (July 21), two days after the eruption began, the Geophysical Institute of...
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