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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00493

Nearly three decades after its catastrophic eruption in 1951, Mount Lamington is mantled with dense vegetation.  This aerial view from the south shows the rounded summit lava dome (center) that was emplaced during 1951-56 in a horseshoe-shaped crater breached to the north.  The arcuate ridge in the foreground and the sharp peak at the right mark the rim of 1951 crater. Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1979.

Nearly three decades after its catastrophic eruption in 1951, Mount Lamington is mantled with dense vegetation. This aerial view from the south shows the rounded summit lava dome (center) that was emplaced during 1951-56 in a horseshoe-shaped crater breached to the north. The arcuate ridge in the foreground and the sharp peak at the right mark the rim of 1951 crater.

Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1979.


Lamington