Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02588
French volcanologist Katia Krafft observes blocky ejecta from the 1977 eruptions that formed Ukinrek Maars. The 10-day-long eruption produced two new maars, 170-m-wide West Maar and 300-m-wide East Maar. Phreatomagmatic explosions formed an ejecta blanket of ash and blocks that surrounded the new vents.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1978.
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