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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03640

An aerial view from the west shows the new steaming summit crater of Volcán Bárcena.  The crater truncates a 700-m-wide tuff cone that had grown to a height of about 380 m in the first two weeks of the eruption.  At the time of this September 20, 1952 photo, taken about 7 weeks after the start of the eruption, the first of two lava domes had emerged in the summit crater.  Extrusion of a lava flow that formed a delta on the far SE side of the island had not yet begun. Photo by U.S. Navy, 1952 (courtesy of Sherman Neuschel, U.S. Geological Survey).

An aerial view from the west shows the new steaming summit crater of Volcán Bárcena. The crater truncates a 700-m-wide tuff cone that had grown to a height of about 380 m in the first two weeks of the eruption. At the time of this September 20, 1952 photo, taken about 7 weeks after the start of the eruption, the first of two lava domes had emerged in the summit crater. Extrusion of a lava flow that formed a delta on the far SE side of the island had not yet begun.

Photo by U.S. Navy, 1952 (courtesy of Sherman Neuschel, U.S. Geological Survey).


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