Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10639
La Soufrière lava dome, forming the summit of Soufrière Guadeloupe volcano, was emplaced at the end of a major eruption that took place around the mid-15th century. The eruption began with collapse of part of a previous lava dome forming a debris avalanche, followed by a major explosive eruption in which dacitic pumice and andesitic banded scoria were sequentially ejected. The eruption concluded with growth of La Soufrière summit lava dome, which is seen here from the north.
Photo by Paul Kimberly, 2002 (Smithsonian Institution).
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