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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00087

Lava flows spread over the snow-covered slopes of Etna on 17 March 1981 at the beginning of a NW-flank eruption. During the six-day eruption lava flows descended 8 km into populated areas and caused significant damage. Photo by Romolo Romano, 1981 (IIV-CNR, Catania, Italy).

Lava flows spread over the snow-covered slopes of Etna on 17 March 1981 at the beginning of a NW-flank eruption. During the six-day eruption lava flows descended 8 km into populated areas and caused significant damage.

Photo by Romolo Romano, 1981 (IIV-CNR, Catania, Italy).

Keywords: stratovolcano | lava flow | eruption | plume | gas


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