Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03640
This aerial view from the west shows the new Volcán Bárcena summit crater producing a plume. The 700-m-wide crater had grown to a height of about 380 m in the first two weeks of the eruption. At the time of this 20 September 1952 photo, taken about seven 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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