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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08033

Incandescent magma is visible in 1996 at the bottom of Santiago crater from a vent below the south crater wall.  A small strombolian eruption on December 5, 1996 ejected blocks (<10 cm in diameter), ash, and Pele's hair.  Some of the inner crater walls collapsed, partly closing the incandescent vent.  Prior to this eruption the vent's gas temperature was 1,084°C; afterwards, it dropped to 360°C.  Photo by Jaime Incer, 1996.

Incandescent magma is visible in 1996 at the bottom of Santiago crater from a vent below the south crater wall. A small strombolian eruption on December 5, 1996 ejected blocks (<10 cm in diameter), ash, and Pele's hair. Some of the inner crater walls collapsed, partly closing the incandescent vent. Prior to this eruption the vent's gas temperature was 1,084°C; afterwards, it dropped to 360°C.

Photo by Jaime Incer, 1996.


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