Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00282
A 19th-century lithograph looking from the WNW rim shows the morphology of the summit crater of Piton de la Fournaise in 1885. Between 1817 and 1925, there were three summit craters. Piton Bory (center horizon) occupied the central crater, a large basin called Enclos Velain. It was located between Bory crater (foreground) and Dolomieu crater, which is out of view behind Piton Bory. The shape and size of the summit crater complex has varied widely during the course of the volcano's frequent historical eruptions.
Lithograph by A. Roussin, 1885 (from the collection of Maurice and Katia Krafft).
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