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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01587

An eruption plume rises above a new scoria cone that formed on the SW flank of Mount Cameroon on 16 October 1982. The eruption occurred from a NNE-SSW-trending radial fissure at the location of an older scoria cone. A lava flow traveled 12 km down the SW flank to within about 6 km of the Atlantic coast. Two towns were evacuated, and tephra caused damage to plantations. The eruption ended on 12 November. Photo courtesy of Tom Humphrey, 1982 (Gulf Oil).

An eruption plume rises above a new scoria cone that formed on the SW flank of Mount Cameroon on 16 October 1982. The eruption occurred from a NNE-SSW-trending radial fissure at the location of an older scoria cone. A lava flow traveled 12 km down the SW flank to within about 6 km of the Atlantic coast. Two towns were evacuated, and tephra caused damage to plantations. The eruption ended on 12 November.

Photo courtesy of Tom Humphrey, 1982 (Gulf Oil).

Keywords: ash plume | eruption | scoria cone | vent | crater


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