Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04125
Ash falls at the left from a strombolian eruption column emanating from the summit crater of Cerro Negro volcano in 1968. At the same time incandescent spatter (lower right) is ejected from a small vent on the south flank of the cone. The 1968 eruption began on October 23 and lasted until December 15. The south-flank vent also fed a lava flow that traveled 1.5 km.
Photo by William Melson, 1968 (Smithsonian Institution).