Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00228
An active incandescent lava channel appears on the spine-covered surface of a rugged aa lava flow at Nyamuragira volcano on January 7, 1982. During this eruption, which began on December 25, 1981, a fissure on the SE flank produced a lava flow that within a few days was 400-m wide. It traveled 26 km through forests on the volcano's NE flanks. This was the longest historical lava flow from Nyamuragira. Substantial tephra emission during the eruption damaged vegetation.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1982.
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