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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00053

An ash plume rises above the summit of Vesuvius in 1944, near the end of a long-duration eruption that began in 1913. The 1944 eruption produced voluminous lava flows and vigorous explosions that excavated a 300-m-deep crater at the summit. The paroxysmal phase began on 18 March 1944 and ended on 4 April. Photo by U.S. Navy, 1944.

An ash plume rises above the summit of Vesuvius in 1944, near the end of a long-duration eruption that began in 1913. The 1944 eruption produced voluminous lava flows and vigorous explosions that excavated a 300-m-deep crater at the summit. The paroxysmal phase began on 18 March 1944 and ended on 4 April.

Photo by U.S. Navy, 1944.

Keywords: eruption | explosive eruption | ash plume | stratovolcano


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