Ash Emissions, Increased Thermal Anomaly At Bagana Volcano In Papua New Guinea

Bagana and its plume of gas/ash seen from Terra satellite today (NASA)
Low-level ash emissions occur at the volcano, producing a plume at estimated 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude drifting west from the volcano. 
 
The latest Terra satellite image shows a narrow plume of mostly gas and possible light ash content extending about 70 km to the west of Bougainville Island. 
 
A moderate thermal hot spot is visible on MODIS data and has increased recently. This suggests that the volcano’s activity (effusive or mildly explosive or both) has picked up recently.
MODIS thermal signal from Bagana volcano (MIROVA)
Courtesy of volcanodiscovery.com

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