Mount Etna

Mount Etna

Craters near the summit of Mount Etna streamed ash and volcanic gases shortly before the volcano’s eleventh paroxysm of 2013. Recent lava flows, colored brown, snake down the eastern mountainside from the New Southeast Crater. This natural-color image was collected on April 18, 2013 by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite….Read More.

Tropical Cyclone Imelda

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Tropical Cyclone Imelda was still spinning over the southern Indian Ocean on April 15, 2013. The U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) reported that Imelda had maximum sustained winds of 65 knots (120 kilometers per hour) and gusts up to 80 knots (150 kilometers per hour). Located roughly 360 nautical miles (665 kilometers) east-northeast of Réunion, the storm was expected to move toward the southeast while gradually losing strength. The JTWC forecast map showed the storm taking a sharp westward turn around April 16….Read More.