Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03240
The tree stump and strip of red bark fragments in the foreground are the remnants of one of the many trees blown down radially away from the volcano by a pyroclastic surge on May 22, 1915, during the paroxysmal phase of the 1914-1917 eruption of Lassen Peak. The Devastated Area in the background remained sparsely vegetated for many decades following the eruption.
Photo by Lee Siebert, 1982 (Smithsonian Institution).
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Lassen Volcanic Center