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  Eruption of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

Eruption of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
Image credit: Jeff Schmaltz MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC

Uploader comment: In late January, 2013, the dangerous Rabaul volcano began erupting with moderate ash emissions and explosions, including some ash plumes that soared up to 2 km high. On January 19, about 15 minutes of roaring and rumbling noises were reported from the Tavurvur cone of Rabaulís caldera, according to the Smithsonian/USGS activity summary.


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