Friday, January 4, 2019

Incredibly detailed satellite images show volcano's collapse after volcanic tsunami


Two weeks ago, a deadly volcanic tsunami struck in Indonesia's Sunda Strait, catching residents by surprise.

Clouds have obscured people from capturing the aftermath, but earth observation company Planet Labs managed to capture high resolution images of the Anak Krakatau volcano. 

The volcano's cone collapsed and triggered a landslide underwater on Dec. 22, leading to huge waves that weren't detected by tsunami warning systems.

As noted by the American Geophysical Union, the pictures show how much the volcano has changed after the disaster, where a bay has formed from the collapse, along with high levels of sediment in the water surrounding the island. Read more...

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