Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00056
The Rocche Rosse obsidian flow in the foreground forms a peninsula at the NE tip of Lipari Island. It, along with the Forgia Vecchia obsidian flow to the south, was emplaced during the last eruption of Lipari in 729 CE. The lava flows were emplaced following explosive eruptions that ejected large amounts of pumice. The light-colored areas at the center and left are large-scale pumice quarries.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft.
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