Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07461
The Popocatépetl summit crater is seen here from the NW on 16 June 1997. The irregular crater floor has several vents and some active fumaroles. The photo was taken five days after an ash eruption on 11 June that produced a 4-km-high plume and was accompanied by lahars that reached several towns to the east. Another strong explosion on 30 June was followed by lava extrusion on the crater floor.
Photo by Roberto Quass, 1997 (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).
This image is made available under the Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license terms.
Keywords: crater | eruption | ash | ash plume | emissions | gas | vent