Site of Destructive China Temblor Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
The star on this image from the NASA's Terra spacecraft indicates the eipcenter of a magnitude 6.1 earthquake which truck in southern China's Yunnan province, toppling thousands of homes and causing numerous casualties.
This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the once-abandoned mining town of Silver Peak, Nevada, which began to thrive again when Foote Mineral Company began extracting lithium from brine below the floor of Clayton Valley in 1966.
The effects of California's severe multiyear drought are seen in this pair of images acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft of the area northeast of Madera, in the Sierra Nevada Moutains foothills between Yosemite National Park and the San Joaquin Valley
This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows Baektu Mountain, an active volcano on the border between North Korea and China. Rising to 2744 m, its summit caldera is filled with a crater lake, Heaven Lake.
This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the Kerguelen Islands (also known as the Desolation Islands), which are part of the French Southern and Antarctic lands. The islands are among the most isolated places on Earth.
NASA Spacecraft Spots Signs of Erupting Russian Volcano
Winter still grips the volcanoes on Russia's Kamchatka peninsula. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image showing the mantle of white, disturbed by dark ash entirely covering Sheveluch volcano from recent eruptions.
On April 28, 2014, NASA's Terra spacecraft spotted signs of activity at Ubinas volcano in the Peruvian Andes. The appearance of a new lava dome in March 2014 and frequent ash emissions are signs of increasing activity at this volcano.
Deadly Everest Avalanche Site Spotted by NASA Spacecraft
On Friday, April 26, 2014, an avalanche on Mount Everest killed at least 13 Sherpa guides. NASA's Terra spacecraft looked toward the northeast, with Mount Everest (center), and Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain on Earth, on the skyline to right center.
Karst topography is a geological formation shaped by the dissolution of layers of soluble rock such as limestone. A good example is found in Guangxi Province in southeast China, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
NASA's Terra spacecraft views central South Dakota, where the Missouri River forms a meander bend, creating Lake Sharpe. Eventually, the Missouri River will cut through the skinny peninsula, creating a shorter path.
Ashy Aftermath of Indonesian Volcano Eruption seen by NASA Spacecraft
On Feb. 13, 2014, violent eruption of Kelud stratovolcano in Java, Indonesia sent volcanic ash covering an area of 70,000 square miles, prompting the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. This image is from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft depicts the high water levels and flooding along the Thames River west of London as record-breaking rains covered the United Kingdom in January and February.
Nighttime Look at Ambrym Volcano, Vanuatu by NASA Spacecraft
Ambrym volcano in Vanuatu is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. A large summit caldera contains two active vent complexes, Marum and Benbow is seen in this February 12, 2014 nighttime thermal infrared image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.