Pic: NASA Earth Observatory

We’ve posted a few images of Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung volcano in recent weeks, such as here and here. This image from  the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite, taken on January 16, gives us a look at the active volcano from a new perspective. From the Earth observatory website: “Frequent collapses from the unstable lava dome near Sinabung’s summit create pyroclastic flows that have swept at least 4.5 kilometers (2.8 miles) down the volcano’s slopes. The southeast margin of these flows is just visible to the lower right of the plume.”

See more of our favorite images from the region on our ‘Asia Through The Lens’ page

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