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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-05360

On 9 May 1994, a fresh black lava flow is erupted onto the glacier-covered caldera floor of Veniaminof volcano on the Alaska Peninsula. The source of the lava flow is a cinder cone that is obscured by steam to the upper right. Concentric fractures on the glacier surface are created as the lava flow melts through the glacial ice.  Photo by Chris Nye, 1994 (Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys).

On 9 May 1994, a fresh black lava flow is erupted onto the glacier-covered caldera floor of Veniaminof volcano on the Alaska Peninsula. The source of the lava flow is a cinder cone that is obscured by steam to the upper right. Concentric fractures on the glacier surface are created as the lava flow melts through the glacial ice.

Photo by Chris Nye, 1994 (Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys).

Keywords: lava flow | eruption | steam | snow and ice


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