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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00035

An explosive eruption July 29 to August 13, 1779, produced widespread ashfall that caused extensive damage to many towns.  This painting shows a strong eruption column accompanied by lightning as seen from across the Bay of  Naples.  This eruptive period began in 1770, and included the emission of lava flows in 1770, 1771, 1774, 1776, and 1779.    From the collection of Maurice and Katia Krafft.

An explosive eruption July 29 to August 13, 1779, produced widespread ashfall that caused extensive damage to many towns. This painting shows a strong eruption column accompanied by lightning as seen from across the Bay of Naples. This eruptive period began in 1770, and included the emission of lava flows in 1770, 1771, 1774, 1776, and 1779.

From the collection of Maurice and Katia Krafft.

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