Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00626
A powerful eruption column rises above the breached crater of Galunggung volcano in September 1982, in this view from the SE. Intermittent explosive eruptions had taken place since the start of the eruption on 5 April, accompanied by pyroclastic flows and lahars that caused much devastation. More than 40,000 people were evacuated during the eruption.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1982.