RADARSAT-1 featured images archives in South America
The city of Pasto (B) and the Galeras volcano (A) are shown on the radar image and in the photograph. On November 24 at 02:46 UTC seismic activity associated with the beginning of an eruption was recorded at Galeras. Ash from the eruption fell in the towns of Fontibon, San Cayetano, Postobon, and in north Pasto.
The Washington Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) observed a puff of ash northeast of the volcano at 4.6 km altitude (15,000 ft). A week prior to the eruption, thousands of people were evacuated from the vicinity of the volcano.
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At the bottom of this image of Pinchinada province in Ecuador is Quito the capital, founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city 2,850 m above sea level. Despite an earthquake in 1917, the historic centre of the city is the best-preserved in Latin America. Not far from the city is the volcano La Pichincha, a Unesco World Heritage site since 1978.
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