Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00898
Coconut trees, oriented away from the volcano, were blown down in July 1983 by pyroclastic flows originating from the crater of Colo volcano (left skyline), located in the Gulf of Tomini in northern Sulawesi, Indonesia. Part of an eruption plume can be seen rising from the crater at the extreme left in this August 19, 1983 photo. Pyroclastic flows swept over virtually the entire island only 24 hours all residents had been evacuated.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1983.
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