Heavy rains in May 2008 remobilized ash laid down by the eruption o...

Heavy rains in May 2008 remobilized ash laid down by the eruption o...

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All visible streets and the nearby airport were buried in 3 to 6 feet of mud, and the city harbor was destroyed. VDAP assisted Chile during the eruption in May 2008, aided with monitoring equipment installation, provided funding for an international research effort to understand the history of the volcano and the effects of the eruption on the nearby environment, and advised the government of Chile on a new national strategy to reduce risk from volcanic eruptions. Satellite photograph from NASA earth observatory through the FORMOSAT-2 satellite.

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Image Dimensions: 1124 x 1124

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NASA Earth Observatory