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Fires Near Coast in the Kimberley, Australia – June 2nd, 2012

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June 2nd, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Sediments

Australia - May 31st, 2012

Fires can be seen in the Kimberley, one of the nine regions of Western Australia, particularly near the coast. The region is located in the northern part of Western Australia, bordered on the west by the Indian Ocean, on the north by the Timor Sea, on the south by the Great Sandy and Tanami Deserts, and on the east by the Northern Territory. Although the Kimberley has a tropical monsoon climate, it is currently in its dry season, which lasts from May to October. This increases the likelihood of wildfires in the region.

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