Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-05158
One spectacular feature of the July 1980 eruption at Krafla was the cascading of a 200-m-wide lava flow into an open preexisting fissure. Lava flowed into the fissure for several hours without filling it.
Photo courtesy of Gudmundar Sigvaldason, 1980 (Nordic Volcanological Institute, Reykjavik).
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Galleries: Lava Flows
Keywords: eruption | lava flow | gas | gas plume | emissions