Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04997
The steep-sided, flat-topped summit lava dome of Soufrière de la Guadeloupe volcano is seen here in a 1981 aerial view from the SW. The dome was emplaced at the end of a powerful explosive eruption about 500 years ago. Most historical eruptions have originated from fissures cutting the summit and flanks of the dome. The 1976-77 eruptions originated from a fissure cutting across the summit from the NW to the SE (right) flank.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1981.
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