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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04776

A Vulcanian ash plume, viewed from the SE, rises above Sabancaya volcano in northern Perú on 15 April 1991. Strong explosions were observed at intervals of 20-30 minutes during a visit to the volcano on 13-19 April. The explosions lasted about a minute and produced 3-4 km high ash plumes. Photo by Pierre Vetsch, 1991.

A Vulcanian ash plume, viewed from the SE, rises above Sabancaya volcano in northern Perú on 15 April 1991. Strong explosions were observed at intervals of 20-30 minutes during a visit to the volcano on 13-19 April. The explosions lasted about a minute and produced 3-4 km high ash plumes.

Photo by Pierre Vetsch, 1991.

Keywords: Vulcanian | ash plume | eruption | explosive eruption


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