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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10801

Fireworks rise above the harbor and city of St. Pierre on May 8, 2002, marking the 100th anniversary of the catastrophic 1902 eruption.  Thousands of lanterns were also placed in the harbor to commemorate the 28,000 victims of the Montagne Pelée eruption. Photo by Paul Kimberly, 2002 (Smithsonian Institution).

Fireworks rise above the harbor and city of St. Pierre on May 8, 2002, marking the 100th anniversary of the catastrophic 1902 eruption. Thousands of lanterns were also placed in the harbor to commemorate the 28,000 victims of the Montagne Pelée eruption.

Photo by Paul Kimberly, 2002 (Smithsonian Institution).


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