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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04864

An eruption plume towers above Navidad cinder cone on the NE flank of Lonquimay volcano (left) in January 1989.  The eruption began on December 25, 1988 along a NE-trending rift zone about 3.5 km from the summit.  On December 27, the eruption plume reached 9-km altitude and lava effusion began, producing a flow that traveled 4.5 km by January 4.  Advance of the terminus of the flow slowed after April 1989, but lava effusion and moderate explosive activity continued for more than a year before ending in January 1990.  Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1989.

An eruption plume towers above Navidad cinder cone on the NE flank of Lonquimay volcano (left) in January 1989. The eruption began on December 25, 1988 along a NE-trending rift zone about 3.5 km from the summit. On December 27, the eruption plume reached 9-km altitude and lava effusion began, producing a flow that traveled 4.5 km by January 4. Advance of the terminus of the flow slowed after April 1989, but lava effusion and moderate explosive activity continued for more than a year before ending in January 1990.

Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1989.


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