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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02444

An explosive eruption at Bezymianny that began on 21 October 1993 deposited ash on Bering Island, 515 km to the ESE. Pyroclastic flows from the eruption traveled 14-16 km. Ash plumes rose to 8-15 km on 24 October and additional strong explosions took place on 28 and 29 October. This fall 1993 photo shows the pyroclastic flow and lahar pathways down the eastern flank. Photo by V.N. Nechaev, 1993 (courtesy of Oleg Volynets, Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).

An explosive eruption at Bezymianny that began on 21 October 1993 deposited ash on Bering Island, 515 km to the ESE. Pyroclastic flows from the eruption traveled 14-16 km. Ash plumes rose to 8-15 km on 24 October and additional strong explosions took place on 28 and 29 October. This fall 1993 photo shows the pyroclastic flow and lahar pathways down the eastern flank.

Photo by V.N. Nechaev, 1993 (courtesy of Oleg Volynets, Institute of Volcanology, Petropavlovsk).

Keywords: lava dome | plume | gas plume | emissions | lahar | landslide scarp | volcanic gases | gas | plume


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