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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06048

Lava fountains rising from a vent along an eruptive fissure feed an incandescent lava flow that travels east and then turns toward the north.  This September 15, 1984 photo was taken near the end of a two-week-long eruption that began on September 4.  An 8.5-km-long fissure, initially active along its entire length, fed lava flows that covered 24 sq km. Photo by Michael Ryan, 1984 (U.S. Geological Survey).

Lava fountains rising from a vent along an eruptive fissure feed an incandescent lava flow that travels east and then turns toward the north. This September 15, 1984 photo was taken near the end of a two-week-long eruption that began on September 4. An 8.5-km-long fissure, initially active along its entire length, fed lava flows that covered 24 sq km.

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


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