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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01558

Black lava flows descend the south flank of Etna a week after the eruption began on 28 March 1983 and went on to last for five months. Prominent levees are visible on the surface of the lava flows that crossed a highway and formed a complex lava field as much as 1 km wide. The flows originated from a NNE-SSW-trending fissure 4 km S of Etna's snow-capped Central Crater. Photo by Romolo Romano, 1983 (IIV-CNR, Catania, Italy).

Black lava flows descend the south flank of Etna a week after the eruption began on 28 March 1983 and went on to last for five months. Prominent levees are visible on the surface of the lava flows that crossed a highway and formed a complex lava field as much as 1 km wide. The flows originated from a NNE-SSW-trending fissure 4 km S of Etna's snow-capped Central Crater.

Photo by Romolo Romano, 1983 (IIV-CNR, Catania, Italy).

Keywords: stratovolcano | lava flow | eruption | plume | gas


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