Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04632
A large eruption of San Martín Tuxtla volcano took place in 1793. This drawing shows Strombolian explosions ejecting ash and incandescent bombs from a cone within the summit crater, with the Gulf of Mexico in the background. The eruption began on 2 March and lasted until December. Periodic strong eruptions occurred from two scoria cones that grew within the 1-km-wide summit crater. Lava flowed through a notch in the rim of the summit crater for 3.5 km down the northern flank.
Drawing from Archivo General de la Nación (México), courtesy of Larry Feldman.
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