Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03966
Fresh lava flows drape the slopes of MacKenney cone on Guatemala's Pacaya volcano. This March 1983 photo from Pacaya's caldera rim shows many individual flow lobes whose margins are outlined by prominent levees. A long-term eruption of Pacaya began in 1965. Frequent strombolian eruptions were often visible from Guatemala City, and lava flows such as these armored the slopes of the summit cone.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1983.
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