Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-05087
Steam rises from the margins of a growing lava dome in the summit crater of Soufrière volcano on May 7, 1979. This photo was taken from the SW crater rim 4 days after the beginning of dome growth. By June 18 the dome had reached a height of 110 m and was 750 m wide, covering much of the crater floor.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1979.