Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07892
The Pacaya MacKenney crater contains spatter cones that have produced lava flows, and gas plumes like the one seen here. This photo taken in May 1981 shows the broad several-hundred-meter wide crater rim. From 9 May to 2 June lava flows from the spatter cones covered the crater floor and flowed through notch in the NW crater rim. In the background are Fuego and Acatenango (right-center) and Volcán de Agua (right).
Photo by Bill Rose, 1981 (Michigan Technological University).
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Keywords: spatter | crater | eruption | gas | gas plume | degassing | vent