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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01484

This view of Asamayama from the NE shows deposits of one of the largest historical eruptions of the volcano. The flat surface in the foreground is a pyroclastic flow deposit from the 1783 eruption. Behind it is the 1783 Onioshidashi lava flow that descended the north flank near the right horizon. The 1783 eruption began on 9 May and devastating pyroclastic flows and lahars on 4 and 5 August caused many fatalities. The lava flow was emplaced at the end the eruption, which ceased on 5 August. Photo by Tom Simkin, 1993 (Smithsonian Institution).

This view of Asamayama from the NE shows deposits of one of the largest historical eruptions of the volcano. The flat surface in the foreground is a pyroclastic flow deposit from the 1783 eruption. Behind it is the 1783 Onioshidashi lava flow that descended the north flank near the right horizon. The 1783 eruption began on 9 May and devastating pyroclastic flows and lahars on 4 and 5 August caused many fatalities. The lava flow was emplaced at the end the eruption, which ceased on 5 August.

Photo by Tom Simkin, 1993 (Smithsonian Institution).

Keywords: deposit | lava flow


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