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Volcanic eruptions in Japan captured by Envisat
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- Title Volcanic eruptions in Japan captured by Envisat
- Released 04/02/2011 5:08 pm
- Copyright ESA
Acquired on 4 February 2011 at 01:25 GMT by the MERIS instrument carried on ESA's Envisat satellite, this image shows smoke pouring from Mount Shinmoedake, a volcano in the Kirishima mountain range on Japan's southern island of Kyushu.
Shinmoedake started erupting on 27 January after being quiet for 52 years.