Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00289
Dolomieu crater, seen here from the east in 1987, forms the principal summit crater of Piton de la Fournaise volcano. The western wall of Dolomieu crater cuts the rim of the smaller Bory Crater. Dolomieu crater, whose form has varied widely during the course of historical eruptions, dates back to July 1791. Twentieth-century lava flows cover the floor of the crater. The western wall of the most recent caldera of Piton de la Fournaise is visible in the distance.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1987.
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Piton de la Fournaise