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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02087

Lava fountains on 21 November 1996 reached 1,600 m above a fissure on the northern flank of Miharayama. The horizontal line in the foreftont is an advancing lava flow produced by molten ejecta from the fountains. The 1986 eruption of Oshima began on 15 November with lava fountaining and lava flows lasting four days. Photo by Katsuyuki Abe, 1986 (courtesy of the Volcanological Society of Japan).

Lava fountains on 21 November 1996 reached 1,600 m above a fissure on the northern flank of Miharayama. The horizontal line in the foreftont is an advancing lava flow produced by molten ejecta from the fountains. The 1986 eruption of Oshima began on 15 November with lava fountaining and lava flows lasting four days.

Photo by Katsuyuki Abe, 1986 (courtesy of the Volcanological Society of Japan).

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