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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01278

A blocky lava flow descends into a coconut grove during an eruption in 1976.  This eruption, which lasted from July 1976 to September 1977, originated from a south-flank vent and produced a lava flow that traveled 7 km to the sea.  The lava flow destroyed 24 houses and thousands of coconut and olive trees. Photo by J. Matahelumual, 1976 (Volcanological Survey of Indonesia).

A blocky lava flow descends into a coconut grove during an eruption in 1976. This eruption, which lasted from July 1976 to September 1977, originated from a south-flank vent and produced a lava flow that traveled 7 km to the sea. The lava flow destroyed 24 houses and thousands of coconut and olive trees.

Photo by J. Matahelumual, 1976 (Volcanological Survey of Indonesia).


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