Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00051
A major explosive eruption in April 1906, one of the largest eruptions of Vesuvius since 1631, destroyed the upper part of the cone. The paroxysmal eruption occurred at the end of a three-decade long, primarily effusive eruption that began in 1875. Periods of more intense eruptions took place in 1881-85, 1891-1900, and 1904.
From the collection of Maurice and Katia Krafft.
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