Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00102
The small, blocky lava dome in the foreground is the product of an eruption of Santorini volcano during 1939-1941. This eruption, smaller than previous post-Minoan eruptions of Santorini, began with phreatic explosions, and concluded with the effusion of the dome and small lava flows. French volcanologist Maurice Krafft provides scale in the foreground, and the steep walls of Santorini's largely submerged caldera, capped by the whitewashed village of Firá, rise to the NE across the caldera bay.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1970.
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