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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01528

The upper crater rim of Vesuvius is capped by thick tephra deposits from the last eruption episode in 1944. The bedded tephra layers overlie a light-colored layer at the right, a lava flow that had been erupted earlier in the 1944 eruption. The steep wall beneath the 1944 lava flow cuts through pre-1944 lava flows. Photo by Roberto Scandone, 1989 (University of Rome).

The upper crater rim of Vesuvius is capped by thick tephra deposits from the last eruption episode in 1944. The bedded tephra layers overlie a light-colored layer at the right, a lava flow that had been erupted earlier in the 1944 eruption. The steep wall beneath the 1944 lava flow cuts through pre-1944 lava flows.

Photo by Roberto Scandone, 1989 (University of Rome).

Keywords: crater | vent | outcrop | deposit | tephra | lava flow


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