Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02276
Gas-and-steam plumes rise above a lava flow advancing into the Sea of Okhotsk on the NW flank of Alaid in 1972. The flow erupted from NW-flank fissures and traveled 1 km and, creating a new 1 km2 peninsula. The eruption began with explosive activity from a 2-km-long fissure on 18 June 1972 and transitioned to lava flow extrusion beginning 21 June.
Photo by Yuri Doubik, 1972 (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).
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Galleries: Lava Flows