Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04912
A night-time view of Chile's Villarrica volcano in December 1984 shows an incandescent lava flow descending the north and NE flanks and strombolian eruptions from the summit crater. The 1984-85 eruption began with small explosions and tephra emission on August 11. Renewed explosions, accompanied by lava flows, began on October 30, and lasted until February 26. Beginning in April and continuing until November 18, lava fountains and weak explosions producing minor ash were observed from Pucón, a town at the north foot of the volcano.
Copyrighted photo by André Demaison, 1984 (courtesy of Katia and Maurice Krafft).
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