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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04143

An ash-rich eruption plume rises above Cerro Negro volcano in April 1992.  Violent strombolian eruptions during 9-14 April produced heavy ashfall that caused extensive damage to buildings and croplands and forced the evacuation of 28,000 people.  Ash clouds reached heights of 7-7.5 km and were distributed to several hundred km distance.  The strong explosive eruption enlarged the summit crater to 370 m width. Photo by Chuck Connor, 1992 (Southwest Research Institute).

An ash-rich eruption plume rises above Cerro Negro volcano in April 1992. Violent strombolian eruptions during 9-14 April produced heavy ashfall that caused extensive damage to buildings and croplands and forced the evacuation of 28,000 people. Ash clouds reached heights of 7-7.5 km and were distributed to several hundred km distance. The strong explosive eruption enlarged the summit crater to 370 m width.

Photo by Chuck Connor, 1992 (Southwest Research Institute).


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