A Look Into the Pits of Hell

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If Earth could give humans the evil eye, it will look exactly like Eritrea's Nabro Volcano. It began erupting last June 12 and not much information has been published about it.

Since it began erupting emissions from have drifted over much of East Africa and the Middle East. Ash has displaced residents living near the volcano and disrupted flights in the region. Despite the volcano's widespread effects, little is known about the eruption. Nabro is located in an isolated region along the border between Eritrea and Ethiopia, and few English-language reports have been published. Satellite remote sensing is currently the only reliable way to monitor the ongoing eruption.

This satellite image is among the first detailed pictures of the erupting vent and lava flows. They were acquired by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) aboard the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite on June 24, 2011.

Get behind me, Satan. [Flickr]