Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00730
A powerful eruption column rises above Kelud volcano on 31 August 1951. Construction of a tunnel system lowered the level of the crater lake at the summit following the devastating eruption in 1919 that killed 5110 people. As a result, only seven people lost their lives in the 1951 eruption.
Photo from the collection of Maurice and Katia Krafft.
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