Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00046
A lava flow issues from a fissure on the north flank of Vesuvius, in this May 1855 view from the Monte Somma rim. The lava flow ponded in the moat between Vesuvius and Monte Somma before being deflected down the west flank and overrunning the village of San Sabastiano. This eruption began on December 14, 1854.
From the collection of Maurice and Katia Krafft.
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