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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02548

An explosive eruption February 4-9, 1978, produced an 8-10 km-high eruption column and blasted a new 1.5-km-wide, 0.5-km-deep crater through the summit icecap 1 km south of Westdahl Peak.  This view from the west rim shows the summit icefield at the top of the new crater; the icefield was truncated by the explosions. Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1978.

An explosive eruption February 4-9, 1978, produced an 8-10 km-high eruption column and blasted a new 1.5-km-wide, 0.5-km-deep crater through the summit icecap 1 km south of Westdahl Peak. This view from the west rim shows the summit icefield at the top of the new crater; the icefield was truncated by the explosions.

Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1978.


Westdahl