Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00140
A small cinder cone ejects spatter during the first historical eruption of the Ardoukôba (Asal) Rift, which took place November 7-14, 1978. Lava fountaining occurred from a 500-m-long fissure. Several spatter cones and a cinder cone were formed along the fissure, which fed lava flows that covered about 3 km2 of the rift floor.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1978.
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