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Multiple Wildfires Parallel to West Coast of Mexico

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May 12th, 2012 Category: Fires, Mountains

Mexico - May 11th, 2012

Plumes of smoke from multiple fires by the Sierra Madre Occidental, parallel to the west coast of Mexico, can be observed in this image. Also parallel to the shoreline is a trail of bright green sediments in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez). Upon opening the full image, more smoke can be seen further east: smoke released from fires between the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and the Yucat√°n Peninsula creates a hazy cloud over the Gulf of Mexico.

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