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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01883

An ash plume rises above a vent on the SW side of Volcano Island on 30 September 1965. The white plume at the base is a horizontally moving base surge. Devastating pyroclastic surges were produced during the two-day eruption, which began on 28 September and caused 150 fatalities. Photo by L.E. Andrews, 1965 (courtesy of Jim Moore, U.S. Geological Survey).

An ash plume rises above a vent on the SW side of Volcano Island on 30 September 1965. The white plume at the base is a horizontally moving base surge. Devastating pyroclastic surges were produced during the two-day eruption, which began on 28 September and caused 150 fatalities.

Photo by L.E. Andrews, 1965 (courtesy of Jim Moore, U.S. Geological Survey).

Keywords: eruption | ash plume | ash | pyroclastic surge | magma water interaction | steam


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