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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00808

Islanders prepare to evacuate on 25 August 1985 as Sangeang Api volcano erupts in the background. The eruption began on 30 July and produced pyroclastic flows that eventually forced the evacuation of the island's entire 1,242 inhabitants. Photo by Tom Casadevall, 1985 (U.S. Geological Survey).

Islanders prepare to evacuate on 25 August 1985 as Sangeang Api volcano erupts in the background. The eruption began on 30 July and produced pyroclastic flows that eventually forced the evacuation of the island's entire 1,242 inhabitants.

Photo by Tom Casadevall, 1985 (U.S. Geological Survey).

Keywords: eruption | human impacts | evacuation


Sangeang Api