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Landsat 9 Image of Shiveluch Volcano

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Found along the Pacific Ring of Fire, Russia’s Shiveluch Volcano began erupting on April 11, 2023. Huge ash clouds spewed from the main crater blanketing over 40,000 square miles (108,000 square kilometers).  The tiny village of Klyuchi, about 30 mi (50 km) from the volcano, plunged into darkness. Citizens later discovered 3 inches (8 cm) of volcanic dust covering everything. Despite the heavy ashfall, only minor damage occurred. Shiveluch remains one of the most active volcanoes in the northeastern region of Russia.

Landsat 9 captured this image on April 15, 2023, using pan-sharpened bands (6, 5, 4) along WRS-2 Path 98 Row 21.

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