Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06196
Pyroclastic flows sweep down the NE flank of Soufrière Hills volcano in December 1997 towards the abandoned airport. During 1997, pyroclastic flows reached the coast of the island on the NE, SW, and western sides. The former capital city of the island, Plymouth, and many other villages were overrun by these high-temperature pyroclastic flows.
Photo by Peter Francis, 1997 (Open University).
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