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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03002

A fissure opened across the summit of Pagan volcano on 15 May 1981, the first day of the eruption. It is seen here on 26 May 1981, looking across a N-flank scoria cone that formed along the fissure. The trees in the foreground are from a devastated coconut plantation. Photo by Norm Banks, 1981 (U.S. Geological Survey).

A fissure opened across the summit of Pagan volcano on 15 May 1981, the first day of the eruption. It is seen here on 26 May 1981, looking across a N-flank scoria cone that formed along the fissure. The trees in the foreground are from a devastated coconut plantation.

Photo by Norm Banks, 1981 (U.S. Geological Survey).

Keywords: ash | tephra | environmental impacts | scoria cone | fissure


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