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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01559

Fresh black lava flows overrun a highway and tourist facility buildings the day after the start of an eruption at Sicily's Mount Etna on 28 March 1983. The lava flows originated from a fissure 4 km S of the summit, and over a 5-month period formed a complex lava field as much as 1 km wide. Photo by Romolo Romano, 1983 (IIV-CNR, Catania, Italy).

Fresh black lava flows overrun a highway and tourist facility buildings the day after the start of an eruption at Sicily's Mount Etna on 28 March 1983. The lava flows originated from a fissure 4 km S of the summit, and over a 5-month period formed a complex lava field as much as 1 km wide.

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

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