Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00519
Yasur, the best-known and most frequently visited of the Vanuatu volcanoes, has been in more-or-less continuous strombolian activity since Captain Cook observed ash eruptions in 1774. This style of activity may have continued for the past 800 years. Yasur is seen here from the west across windswept Lake Siwi. Frequent ash ejection has kept the 361-m-high pyroclastic cone mostly unvegetated.
Copyrighted photo by André Demaison, 1982 (courtesy of Katia and Maurice Krafft).
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