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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10835

The 1929 lava dome forms the summit of Mount Pelée in this telephoto view from St. Pierre.  The modern volcano was constructed within a scarp produced by collapse of the volcano about 9000 years ago.  The irregularity on the right-hand flank is part of the eastern summit crater rim and the Aileron lava dome, which erupted about 9700 years ago.  Photo by Paul Kimberly, 2002(Smithsonian Institution).

The 1929 lava dome forms the summit of Mount Pelée in this telephoto view from St. Pierre. The modern volcano was constructed within a scarp produced by collapse of the volcano about 9000 years ago. The irregularity on the right-hand flank is part of the eastern summit crater rim and the Aileron lava dome, which erupted about 9700 years ago.

Photo by Paul Kimberly, 2002(Smithsonian Institution).


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