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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08639

The lava dome in the center of this image was emplaced at the end of a major eruption that began on 8 January 1933 and destroyed the summit of the Severgin cone on Kharimkotan volcano, leaving a 1.7-km-wide crater open towards the E. A debris avalanche resulting from the collapse of the summit reached the sea, extending the shoreline by 1 km and producing a tsunami that swept the island and reached Onekotan and Paramushir Islands, causing two fatalities. Additional explosions were reported on 30 January and 14 April. Photo by Alexander Belousov, 1994 (Institute of Volcanology, Kamchatka, Russia).

The lava dome in the center of this image was emplaced at the end of a major eruption that began on 8 January 1933 and destroyed the summit of the Severgin cone on Kharimkotan volcano, leaving a 1.7-km-wide crater open towards the E. A debris avalanche resulting from the collapse of the summit reached the sea, extending the shoreline by 1 km and producing a tsunami that swept the island and reached Onekotan and Paramushir Islands, causing two fatalities. Additional explosions were reported on 30 January and 14 April.

Photo by Alexander Belousov, 1994 (Institute of Volcanology, Kamchatka, Russia).

Keywords: lava dome


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