New satellite images show the devastation following the deadly eruption of a New Zealand volcano on White Island. Image from Maxar Technologies shows a volcanic plume on White Island in the Pacific Ocean, and what appears to be fresh debris surrounding the caldera - boulders and ash ejected from the explosion.
A comparison image from May 12 (below), also provided by Maxar, shows a calmer trail and greenery around the edges of the island.
The images "provide the first high-resolution satellite imagery that visually documents the aftermath of the eruption," Maxar said in a statement.
The company did not say which satellite it used to obtain the data, but added that it will continue to "monitor the activity of the White Island volcano and will provide updated photographs as needed."
Terrified onlookers captured the New Zealand White Island eruption minute by minute. @_esaliba pieced together available footage from the closest witnesses to understand how it all unfolded. #VERIFIED
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