Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00009
The twin breached cinder cones of Puy de Lassolas (left) and Puy de la Vache (right) were formed during eruptions about 8000 years ago. The cones were breached when moving lava flows carried away portions of them. A compound lava flow from the two cones traveled 14 km to the SE. The high peak in the distance to the north is the Puy de Dôme lava dome.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1978.
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Chaîne des Puys