Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00286
During a six month period beginning in July 1972, eruptions took place from vents on the south, SE, NE, and north sides of the summit lava shield of Piton de la Fournaise. This aerial view from the south in November 1973 overlooks circular Bory (left center) and oval-shaped Dolomieu (right center) craters. The unvegetated lava flows in the foreground were erupted from circumferential fissures during the 1972 eruption. The dark lava flow at the upper right, beyond Bory and Dolomieu craters, also was erupted in 1972.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1973.
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