Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00022
The summit crater of Vesuvius volcano exposes the layered lava flows and ash beds that have constructed the cone. Ash deposits from the 1944 eruption mantle the rim and outer flanks of the 600-m-wide, 300-m-deep crater. The Bay of Naples and numerous cities along the coastal plain that have been affected by historical eruptions of Vesuvius can be seen at the top of the photo, taken from the NE.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1982.
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