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Smoke Over Santiago Following 8.8 Earthquake Seen from Space

Published by Matt on Mon Mar 1, 2010 9:58 am via: Earth Observatory
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Haze lingered over the metropolitan area of Santiago, Chile, following a magnitude 8.8 earthquake on February 27, 2010.

Smoke Over Santiago Following 8.8 Earthquake Seen from Space. Credit: NASA

Smoke Over Santiago Following 8.8 Earthquake Seen from Space. Credit: NASA

In this image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite at 14:25 UTC, black smoke hung over the northern part of the city, while light-colored haze (perhaps pollution and/or dust) covered the southern part of the city and filled a canyon that cuts eastward into the mountains. The lower image, acquired on February 23, shows the city and surroundings under clear-sky conditions.

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