Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-05331
An ash plume erupts from eastern crater of the newly formed Ukinrek Maars on 6 April 1977. West Maar formed during the initial days of the eruption that began on 30 March. Three days later explosions began at East Maar, 600 m away. At the peak of the eruption ash plumes reached up to 6 km above the vent. On the 4th day of the eruption a lava dome appeared within East Maar.
Photo by R. Russell, 1977 (Alaska Department of Fish and Game).
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Galleries: Ash Plumes and Ashfall | Explosive Eruptions | Magma / Water | Craters
Keywords: maar | crater | lava water interaction | eruption | ash | ash plume | explosive eruption | ashfall | deposit | phreatomagmatic