The eruption of the Volcano Pavlof from Alaska, seen from space

ISS036-E-002105_lrgThe volcano Pavlof from Alaska has offered on May 18, 2013, some great images to the astronauts of the board of International Space Station (ISS), which managed to take photos when the volcano erupted. The perspective from ISS managed to catch the astonishing tridimensional structure of the ash cloud, which can be rarely observed by the satellites with sensors for remote sensing, according to the American Space Agency.

Located in the Aleutian Arch, about 1,000 kilometers S-W of Anchorage, the volcano Pavlov started to erupt on May 13, 2013. The volcano blew up lava and a ash column which arose to a height of 6,000 meters.

According to the terrestrial observer of NASA (Earth Observatory), the ash cloud extended to S-E, over the North Pacific.


Pavlof Volcano is one of the most active volcanos in Alaska, and his last eruption was in 2007. According to the Volcanic Observer from Alaska, Pavlof volcano erupted more than 20 times between 1901 and 2007.


-Access Romania Online-Ioana Toader

foto source:  Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA-Johnson Space Center