Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04904
Villarrica, one of Chile's most active volcanoes during historical time, rises above Lake Villarrica. This December 1984 view from the NE shows steam rising from the summit crater and a lava flow descending the glacier-covered flanks of the volcano. This dominantly basaltic volcano has produced plinian eruptions and pyroclastic flows during the Holocene, but historical eruptions have consisted largely of mild-to-moderate explosive activity with occasional lava effusion. Lahars from the glacier-covered volcano have damaged towns on its flanks.
Copyrighted photo by André Demaison, 1984 (courtesy of Katia and Maurice Krafft).
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