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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01589

An eruption from a SSW-flank fissure 16 July to 20 August 1986, produced the Kitazungurwa scoria cone and a lava flow that traveled 19 km down the SW flank. The lava flow partially covered the SW-flank lavas from the 1976-77 Murara eruption. On 18 August the eruption changed from continuous lava fountaining to Strombolian activity. Crops were destroyed by hot ejecta and 150 cattle died from ingestion of ash-covered vegetation. Photo by D. Meurhaeghe, 1986.

An eruption from a SSW-flank fissure 16 July to 20 August 1986, produced the Kitazungurwa scoria cone and a lava flow that traveled 19 km down the SW flank. The lava flow partially covered the SW-flank lavas from the 1976-77 Murara eruption. On 18 August the eruption changed from continuous lava fountaining to Strombolian activity. Crops were destroyed by hot ejecta and 150 cattle died from ingestion of ash-covered vegetation.

Photo by D. Meurhaeghe, 1986.

Keywords: eruption | lava fountain | lava | lava flow | crater | vent


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