Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-05699
Steam rises on 7 April 1985 from a crater formed during a 6-9 January eruption, and ashfall darkens snow in the summit crater of Beerenberg volcano. An explosive and effusive eruption took place from a 1 km E-W fissure on NE flank near the tip of the island north of the 1970 eruption site. Lava flows reached the sea on the north side of the fissure.
Photo courtesy of Nordic Volcanological Institute, 1985.