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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02438

The Novy lava dome at Kamchatka's Bezymianny volcano began growing in 1956 within the large horseshoe-shaped crater. The 1.8 x 2.5 km crater formed during the catastrophic 1956 eruption flank collapse that resulted in a debris avalanche and lateral blast to the E. This 1980's view from the SW shows the dome within the crater, which subsequently grew to the height of the crater rim. Photo by Yuri Doubik (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).

The Novy lava dome at Kamchatka's Bezymianny volcano began growing in 1956 within the large horseshoe-shaped crater. The 1.8 x 2.5 km crater formed during the catastrophic 1956 eruption flank collapse that resulted in a debris avalanche and lateral blast to the E. This 1980's view from the SW shows the dome within the crater, which subsequently grew to the height of the crater rim.

Photo by Yuri Doubik (Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).

Keywords: lava dome | crater | volcanic gas | plume | eruption


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