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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00825

Vigorous explosive eruptions continue from Banda Api volcano at dusk on May 9, 1988.  Incandescent lava fountains rise above vents on the northern and southern flanks and the eruption column reaches a height of about 5 km.  Activity began at about 6:30 that morning from an eruptive fissure that cut across the volcano.  Neira Island is at the right and the western tip of Lonthur Island at the left in this view from the ENE.   Photo by Shoji and Taeko Ozawa, 1988, courtesy Tom Casadevall (U.S. Geological Survey).

Vigorous explosive eruptions continue from Banda Api volcano at dusk on May 9, 1988. Incandescent lava fountains rise above vents on the northern and southern flanks and the eruption column reaches a height of about 5 km. Activity began at about 6:30 that morning from an eruptive fissure that cut across the volcano. Neira Island is at the right and the western tip of Lonthur Island at the left in this view from the ENE.

Photo by Shoji and Taeko Ozawa, 1988, courtesy Tom Casadevall (U.S. Geological Survey).


Banda Api