Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04831
The blocky lava flow in the foreground is one of several young flows on the NW flank of Láscar volcano. The most prominent flow traveled down the north flank and extended 6 km to the NW. Láscar, northern Chile's most active volcano, has produced frequent explosive eruptions since its first recorded historical eruption in the mid-19th century. Recent eruptions have included lava dome growth in the summit crater.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1983.
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