I found a couple cool websites with more preliminary information about the volcanic eruption on Anatahan last month.
- Washington University’s page of links regarding Anatahan.
- The MARGINS page with trip reports and photos of Anatahan during geologist’s visits in May. Very cool photos.
- The Hawaii Volcano Observatory page with photos from a June 16th visit to Anatahan.
- Great images of Anatahan taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
- NASA also posted some satellite images of the eruption on their Visible Earth site.
Wow. Some of those photos are really amazing, especially the photos of the abandoned village on Anatahan buried in ash. This plethora of information is a perfect example of the quality of information available on the internet, enabling knowledge for people around the world. It is amazing that all this information is so readily available.
FYI: The volcano continues to erupt and the island is still off limits according to the CNMI Emergency Management Office. A good reference for the current conditions is the NOAA GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) Guam sector web page, and the Volcanic Ash Advisory Center.