Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03774
The most recent lava flows of the 1759-74 Jorullo eruption appear in the left and foreground of this view from the north with the sparsely vegetated cone of Jorullo to the upper right. Unlike earlier lava flows that were covered with ashfall from explosive eruptions, this latest does not and remains relatively unvegetated in this 1982 photo. Lava flows were erupted from NE-SW-trending flank vents and covered an area of 9 km2.
Photo by Jim Luhr, 1982 (Smithsonian Institution).
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Keywords: lava flow | scoria cone