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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06047

An incandescent lava flow travels downslope from its vent at the upper right during a September 1984 eruption from Krafla volcano in Iceland.  The eruption initially began on September 4 along an 8.5-km-long fissure; during later stages activity was localized along specific vents such as the one seen in this September 15 photo.   Photo by Michael Ryan, 1984 (U.S. Geological Survey).

An incandescent lava flow travels downslope from its vent at the upper right during a September 1984 eruption from Krafla volcano in Iceland. The eruption initially began on September 4 along an 8.5-km-long fissure; during later stages activity was localized along specific vents such as the one seen in this September 15 photo.

Photo by Michael Ryan, 1984 (U.S. Geological Survey).


Krafla