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Islands

DMC Image of the Month – May 2017

The DMC image of the month was acquired over Central Java on the 22nd of May 2017.

Central Java is a Province of the Indonesian island of Java; it is home to the Dieng volcanic complex and is almost entirely of volcanic origin. Java contains a number of volcanoes, 11 volcanoes are situated in Centra…

Super Typhoon Chaba

This week super Typhoon Chaba reached category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale.

The Ryukyu Islands of Japan were the first to feel the force of Typhoon Chaba as the storm tracked southwest of the Okinawa prefecture. Naha and Okinawa were spared the worst conditions; however Kumejima was pummelled by the damaging winds and heavy rains.

The typhoon then moved on to South Korea,…

The Soufrière Hills Volcano

The Soufrière Hills Volcano, also known as Chances Peak, is situated on the small Caribbean island of Montserrat, and until 1995 lay dormant for over 300 years. The complex stratovolcano began showing signs of activity on the 18th July 1995: eruption warning signs consisted of small earthquakes and smaller eruptions of dust and ash.

The minute population of Montserrat was devastated by…

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