Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00031
The Torre del Greco lava flow was erupted from December 1760 to January 1761 from a south-flank fissure, 4-km from the sea. Previous paroxysmal eruptions during this eruptive period, which began in 1744, took place in 1751 (from a upper SE flank fissure), and in 1754-55, when lava flows traveled to the south and SE. The 1760-61 paroxysmal stage was accompanied by vigorous explosive eruptions, and marked the first historical eruption of Vesuvius from a vent outside the caldera.
From the collection of Maurice and Katia Krafft.
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