Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00295
Red-hot ribbons of molten lava hurled above a vent in the Dolomieu summit crater of Piton de la Fournaise volcano in November 1975 are observed at close range by volcanologists Maurice Krafft and Jean-Claude Vallée. These mild eruptions in the summit crater preceded more voluminous lava effusion from flank vents that lasted until April 1976.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1975.
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