Satellite images spot Augustine Volcano’s steam plume

Satellite images spot Augustine Volcano’s steam plume

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The Geographic Information Network of Alaska captured MODIS satellite image of the Augustine Volcano steam plume on December 12, 2005, at 1:19pm Alaska Standard Time. The satellite image captured by the Geographic Information Network of Alaska, confirms pilots’ sightings of a steam plume emerging from Augustine Volcano. The plume appears to be primarily steam, but reports of a sulfurous smell have been reported by surrounding communities to the Alaska Volcano Observatory. The plume extends an estimated 50 miles from the volcano. Wind direction and the amount of gas emitted from the volcano may cause sulfurous odors to continue, but are not expected to be a health concern for people in the area.