Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00322
Steam clouds pour from an incandescent lava flow entering the Indian Ocean on March 25, 1986. This flow, part of a long-term eruption during 1985-88, originated on March 23, 1986 from vents located at less than 100-m altitude. This eruption was one of only six historical eruptions at Piton de la Fournaise volcano to originate from vents on the outer flanks.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1986.
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