Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00316
An incandescent lava channel diverts around a lava cone on Piton de la Fournaise volcano in September 1985. A long-term eruption beginning in June 1985 produced more than 0.1 cu km of lava flows from fissures in the summit crater, the flanks of the central lava shield, and the outer flanks of the caldera.
Copyrighted photo by Roland Benard, 1985 (courtesy of Katia and Maurice Krafft).
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