Lava and Ice Mingle in the South Sandwich Islands

Lava and Ice Mingle in the South Sandwich Islands...

Detailed Description

This satellite image shows Montagu Island, in the remote South Sandwich Islands, erupting in September 2005. A vent in the center of the island is erupting ash, which is drifting to the northeast, as well as a narrow lava flow (red) which has cut north through the island's ice cover to reach the ocean. The island is surrounded by sea ice.

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Image Dimensions: 339 x 300

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