Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00139
A lava fountain at the right rises from a 500-m-long fissure at Ardoukôba. This view looks from the NNW to the Ghoubbat al Kharab gulf of the Red Sea in the distance. About 25 fissures parallel to the NW-SE trend of the Ardoukôba Rift opened during the eruption, but eruptive activity was localized on a single rift. Lava flows from the 1978 eruption covered 3.2 sq km of the rift floor.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1978.
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