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Indonesia: International Charter activated due to volcano eruption

Satellite image of volcano eruption

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated in Indonesia on 13 February by one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices,

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Mon, 17/02/2014 - 10:17
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-7.935
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112.314

Mount Etna showing signs of activity

Mount Etna image taken by NASA' Terra satellite

On January 22 2014 , the NASA satellite Terra captured an image of the volcano on Mount Edna in Italy diffusing a plume of gas and ash.  An eruption is expected in the next couple of days.

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Wed, 29/01/2014 - 13:40
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37.75
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Indonesia: Satellite sees ash plume from Sinabung

natural-color image of an ash plume from Sinabung on January 16, 2014

The Sinabung volcano was seen as non-active, with no historical records of eruptions, until 2010.

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Thu, 23/01/2014 - 14:51
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43.1063
longitude: 
6.35422

Volcanic eruption in Indonesia: International Charter activated

NASA Earth Observatory image shows the Sinabung Volcano in Indonesia

On 7 January 2014 the International Charter Space and Major Disasters was activated due to the numerous eruption of the Mount Sinabung in Sumatra, Indonesia.

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Wed, 08/01/2014 - 12:54
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3.16964
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98.393

Indonesia: International Charter activated after volcanic eruption

Activation of the International Charter

On 03 November 2013, the Mount Sinabung on the island of Sumatra erupted for the third time in three months, causing an ash plume 7 km high.

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Wed, 06/11/2013 - 16:07
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3.17111
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98.3903

Russia: Landsat sees Klyuchevskaya volcano eruption

false-color image shows heat from the flows

On 20 October, NASA's Landsat 8 captured multiple lava flows streamed down Klyuchevskaya northern and western flanks with its

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Wed, 30/10/2013 - 10:48
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56.0542
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160.641

East Africa: Remote Sensing satellites help monitor tectonic plates

Tiny changes on the ground changes the radar signal

The use of remote sensing techniques such as the Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) are helping scientists to better understand plate tectonics by providing patterns and consequences

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Fri, 09/08/2013 - 09:13
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-0.921004
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36.4473

Volcanoes: Free database on major volcanic eruptions available

Details of around 2,000 major volcanic eruptions which occurred over the last 1.8 million years have been made available in a new open access database, complied by scientists at the University of B

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Tue, 29/01/2013 - 10:56
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51.4574
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-2.60867

CATHALAC publishes satellite imagery of Guatemala volcano eruption

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office CATHALAC (Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean) quickly reacted to yesterday's eruption of Guatemala's Fuego Volcano.

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Fri, 14/09/2012 - 07:33

Satellites track seismic activity on Greek islands

Over the past year and a half, parts of the Greek Santorini islands have risen by 14 cm.

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Mon, 10/09/2012 - 12:25