Eruption - view from space

A selection of photos taken from space.
Look, look like volcanoes from a great height.




Chaiten - active volcano in Chile
Altitude - 1122 m. The caldera volcano is about 3 km in diameter at the bottom it has several crater lakes. The volcano has been active for years 9400-9500, until 2 May 2008 not to launch a major eruption, the eruption is about 30 km in altitude. May 6 lava reached the village, within a radius of 50 km were evacuated almost the entire population. (Photo: NASA):



Sarychev Peak, Russia
Sarychev Peak - acting stratovolcano on the island of Matua Greater Kurile chain; one of the most active volcanoes in the Kuril Islands. The early stage of the eruption in 2009 was recorded on June 12 with the International Space Station. (Photo: NASA):




Kluchevskoy, Russia
Kluchevskoy (Klyuchevskoy volcano) - acting stratovolcano on the east of Kamchatka. With a height of 4,850 m, is the highest active volcano in Eurasia. Age eruption about 7000 years. (Photo: NASA):




Volcano Kluchevskoy. Also see the article "Volcanoes of Kamchatka". (Photo: NASA):

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