Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00862
The largest historical eruption of Iya volcano took place in January 1969. During the course of a three-day eruption beginning on January 27 an eruption column reached 5 km above the volcano. Pyroclastic flows and lahars completely overran one village and damaged 7 others, destroying 287 houses.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1969.
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