On June 22 a volcano on the Kuril Islands erupted suddenly after nearly 95 years and the blast was so big that it could be seen from space. Astronauts on the international space station took the photograph that captured the spectacular moment. The dormant volcano had recently exploded in 1925 and before that in 1775. Officials from the Volcanic Ash Advisories Center (VAAC) Tokyo said that the thick ash plumes rose up to 13 km above sea level from its 700 meter wide crater.
This is a very rare event as Raikoke Volcano rarely erupts, unlike it’s eternally active neighbours.
~Written by Advaith Nair, student of std.8 in Delhi Public School, North Bangalore