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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07804

A blocky lava dome fills the crater of the Caliente vent of Santiaguito lava dome in 1988, as seen from the summit of Santa María volcano.  Slow growth of the plug dome was accompanied by periodic explosive eruptions that ejected ash columns to about 1.5 km heights without disrupting the dome. Photo by Jon Fink, Arizona State University, 1988 (courtesy of Bill Rose, Michigan Technological University).

A blocky lava dome fills the crater of the Caliente vent of Santiaguito lava dome in 1988, as seen from the summit of Santa María volcano. Slow growth of the plug dome was accompanied by periodic explosive eruptions that ejected ash columns to about 1.5 km heights without disrupting the dome.

Photo by Jon Fink, Arizona State University, 1988 (courtesy of Bill Rose, Michigan Technological University).


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