Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08126
This photo shows the Popocatépetl summit crater with fresh lava visible on 9 December 1997 after rapid lava extrusion during 5-6 December had almost covered the entire crater floor. The high point on the WSW crater rim rises 450 m above the floor of the 700-m-wide crater. The stratigraphy of the upper cone is visible in the far crater wall.
Photo by Hugo Delgado-Granados, 1997 (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).
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