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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07868

A nighttime exposure shows incandescent ejecta at the Fuego summit in 1962. Explosive activity and lava effusion took place during 4-20 August 1962. The August eruptions also produced pyroclastic flows. Eruptive activity resumed in October prior to a large explosive eruption on 9 November that produced a 12-km-high ash plume. During the November eruption much of the crater was filled with ejecta. Photo by Alfredo MacKenney, 1962 (courtesy of Bill Rose, Michigan Technological University).

A nighttime exposure shows incandescent ejecta at the Fuego summit in 1962. Explosive activity and lava effusion took place during 4-20 August 1962. The August eruptions also produced pyroclastic flows. Eruptive activity resumed in October prior to a large explosive eruption on 9 November that produced a 12-km-high ash plume. During the November eruption much of the crater was filled with ejecta.

Photo by Alfredo MacKenney, 1962 (courtesy of Bill Rose, Michigan Technological University).

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Keywords: stratovolcano | eruption | ejecta | ballistics | ballistic ejects | ash plume


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