Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00886
A powerful eruption column rises above Colo volcano on August 22, 1983, and pyroclastic flows sweep to the coast on almost all sides of the island. The eruption began on July 18; on July 23, the day after evacuation of the island's 7000 inhabitants had been completed, paroxysmal eruptions similar to the one above devastated the island.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1983.
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