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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07085

A small explosion February 8, 1999 produced a plume of gas and minor ash that is seen here from the SE about 5 seconds after the explosion began.  Rapid lava effusion beginning November 20, 1998 produced a lava dome in the 1994 crater that soon spilled over the crater rim, producing lava flows that descended the SW flank in several lobes.  Block-and-ash flows from collapse of the flow fronts traveled down SW flank drainages.  Periodic larger explosions occurred later during this eruption. Photo by Jim Luhr, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).

A small explosion February 8, 1999 produced a plume of gas and minor ash that is seen here from the SE about 5 seconds after the explosion began. Rapid lava effusion beginning November 20, 1998 produced a lava dome in the 1994 crater that soon spilled over the crater rim, producing lava flows that descended the SW flank in several lobes. Block-and-ash flows from collapse of the flow fronts traveled down SW flank drainages. Periodic larger explosions occurred later during this eruption.

Photo by Jim Luhr, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).


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