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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00451

An ash plume rises above Motmot Island within the Lake Wisdom caldera of Long Island in 1953. Explosions that ejected ash and lapilli began on 8 May. Intermittent explosive activity continued until 7 January 1954.  Photo by John Best, 1953 (courtesy of Wally Johnson, Australia Bureau of Mineral Resources).

An ash plume rises above Motmot Island within the Lake Wisdom caldera of Long Island in 1953. Explosions that ejected ash and lapilli began on 8 May. Intermittent explosive activity continued until 7 January 1954.

Photo by John Best, 1953 (courtesy of Wally Johnson, Australia Bureau of Mineral Resources).

Keywords: explosive eruption | ash | ash plume | plume | eruption


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