Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02684
Volcanologist Jurgen Kienle holds a pumice clast at the toe of a 1986 pyroclastic flow deposit at Alaska's Augustine volcano. Thermal measurements more than 100 days after the eruption showed a maximum temperature of 525°C at a depth of 6 m. The flows traveled about 5 km from the summit and reached the sea on the N and NE coasts.
Photo by Lee Siebert, 1986 (Smithsonian Institution).
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