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October 25th, 2011

RapidEye Sees Super Stain...Spanish Submarine Volcano Eruption (EO)

[SatNews] Some stains can be cleaned up and removed, however when they are visible from a satellite — now that's a stain!

Rapid Eye has some amazing true color, high-resolution satellite images featuring a gigantic stain visible on the surface of Las Calmas Sea. This was the result of a submarine eruption out of the coast of El Hierro, Spain. The eruption occurred at 1200 meter below sea level at 10.43 local time (09:43 UTC) on October 10, 2011.

RapidEye is a provider of high-resolution satellite imagery and derived geo-information products. With a constellation of five Earth Observation satellites, RapidEye images over 4 million square kilometers of Earth every day, and amassed 2 billion square kilometers in its archive in just over two years of commercial operation. With a combination of wide area repetitive coverage and five meter pixel size multi-spectral imagery, RapidEye is the frequent choice of industries and government agencies.