Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04496
Sangay, Ecuador's most active volcano, towers above the tropical jungles east of the Andean crest. Ash darkens the SW flank in this September 1983 view. A small ash plume from the summit crater is deflected to the SW. A plume from the previous explosion forms the dark inclined cloud at the extreme right. More-or-less continual minor explosive eruptions have occurred from Sangay since 1934.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1983.
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