Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00515
Clots of incandescent magma ejected from a vent on the floor of the summit crater of Yasur volcano rise to the height of the crater rim. The more-or-less continual low-level eruptive activity of Yasur, which has been occurring since it was first observed by Captain Cook in 1774, has drawn visitors to the island of Tanna. Mild strombolian eruptions are occasionally punctuated by more violent explosions.
Copyrighted photo by André Demaison, 1982 (courtesy of Katia and Maurice Krafft).
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