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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00836

An eruption of Indonesia's Banda Api volcano, seen here on 10 May 1988, took place from a N-SSW-trending fissure that cut across the island. Both explosive activity and lava effusion occurred along the fissure. Billowing, ash-rich eruption plumes rose from vents along the N end of the fissure. Minor lava fountaining can be seen here at the lower-center, near the N coast. White steam marks the entry of the lava flow into the sea after overrunning two villages. Photo by Willem Rohi, 1988 (Volcanological Survey of Indonesia).

An eruption of Indonesia's Banda Api volcano, seen here on 10 May 1988, took place from a N-SSW-trending fissure that cut across the island. Both explosive activity and lava effusion occurred along the fissure. Billowing, ash-rich eruption plumes rose from vents along the N end of the fissure. Minor lava fountaining can be seen here at the lower-center, near the N coast. White steam marks the entry of the lava flow into the sea after overrunning two villages.

Photo by Willem Rohi, 1988 (Volcanological Survey of Indonesia).

Keywords: fissure vent | explosive eruption | ash plume | lava fountain | volcanic ash | water | lava water interaction | steam | plume | eruption


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