Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00835
A vigorous plinian eruption column, seen from the ENE side during the afternoon of May 9, rises above an arcuate fissure cutting both sides of Banda Api volcano. The plume reached a maximum height of 16.5 km, depositing blocks, pumice, and scoria primarily to the west.
Photo by Shoji and Taeko Ozawa, 1988; courtesy of Tom Casadevall (U.S. Geological Survey).
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