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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07792

The  new 1-km-wide El Chichón crater is seen here in January 1983, less than a year after the major explosive eruption . By this time it was partially filled by a hot, acidic lake. The isolated, low-profile, volcano is a small lava dome complex that was heavily vegetated prior to 1982. More than a half-dozen large explosive eruptions have occurred since the mid-Holocene. Photo by Bill Rose, 1983 (Michigan Technological University).

The new 1-km-wide El Chichón crater is seen here in January 1983, less than a year after the major explosive eruption . By this time it was partially filled by a hot, acidic lake. The isolated, low-profile, volcano is a small lava dome complex that was heavily vegetated prior to 1982. More than a half-dozen large explosive eruptions have occurred since the mid-Holocene.

Photo by Bill Rose, 1983 (Michigan Technological University).

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El Chichón