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Sentinel-5P monitors volcanic emissions

29 May 2018

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Hawaii's Kīlauea volcano has erupted again, causing an extensive explosion of sulphur dioxide and ash that could pose a risk to people's health and to aviation.

On 04 May, Hawaii's Kīlauea volcano first erupted, causing thousands to leave their homes on Big Island.

On 17 May Kīlauea erupted again, creating a six-mile high plume of ash and gases into the atmosphere, with experts warning the eruptions could continue for weeks and it is not yet known when it will stop.

Source: Sentinel Online

Image credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2018)/ processed by ESA - Sentinel-2 over Pu'u 'O'o'

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