Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00311
Incandescent spatter rises above a vent in January 1984. Effusive and explosive eruptions took place December 4, 1983-January 18, 1984 and January 18-February 18, 1984 from fissure vents 400 m apart on the SSW flank of the central lava shield of Piton de la Fournaise. Two cinder cones formed above the vents, located at 2200-m altitude. They produced lava flows that traveled down the SE flank.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1984.
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