Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-09426
This lava delta formed during the 1952-53 eruption, seen here from the NE. The Delta Lávico flow extended 700 m out to sea on the SE side of Isla San Benedicto and formed a peninsula about 1.2 km wide. The lava can be seen extruding from the vent on the lower SE flank. The eruption began on 8 December and by the following morning the lava flow had reached the coast. Lava effusion continued into February 1953.
Photo by U.S. Navy, 1952 (courtesy of Sherman Neuschel, U.S. Geological Survey).
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Keywords: lava flow | eruption