Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07893
In February 1972 a lava flow from vents at the base of MacKenney cone at Pacaya descended the western flanks and covered farmlands on the caldera floor. The flow was diverted around topographic irregularities, forming several large kipukas. Lava effusion began on 2 February and lasted until the 27th. This December 1972 photo was taken from the summit of MacKenney cone with a village to the upper right
Photo by Bill Rose, 1972 (Michigan Technological University).
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Galleries: Lava Flows
Keywords: lava flow