Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11276
A lava flow on Tristan da Cunha extends approximately 700 m to the sea from a small lava dome formed during the eruption of 1961-1962. The flow is seen here from the SW with the island's only habited area, the village of Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, in the foreground. The eruption began on 10 October 1961 and prompted the evacuation of the island's entire population to England. The eruption ended on 15 March 1962, and resettlement began in September of that year.
Photo by Vicky Hards, 2004 (British Geological Survey, copyrighted NERC).
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Keywords: lava flow
Tristan da Cunha