Djibouti has a land area of 23,200 square
kilometers - about the size of Massachusetts.
Note the very narrow (less than 20
kilometers) waterway in the northeast (top
right) between Djibouti and Yemen. A major
route for oil tankers bound for the Suez and
on to Europe and North America. Nabro is
about 255 kilometers northwest of Djibouti
City (shown above) as the ash cloud blows.