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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11597

An explosive eruption from Lake Voui at Ambae on 4 December 2005 seen looking approximately E from the crater rim. A dark cock’s-tail plume and a lighter gas-and-ash plume can be seen rising above the vent within the late. Three small islands that formed prior to this eruption can also be distinguished. Photo by Philipson Bani, 2005 (Institut Recherche Développement, IRD).

An explosive eruption from Lake Voui at Ambae on 4 December 2005 seen looking approximately E from the crater rim. A dark cock’s-tail plume and a lighter gas-and-ash plume can be seen rising above the vent within the late. Three small islands that formed prior to this eruption can also be distinguished.

Photo by Philipson Bani, 2005 (Institut Recherche Développement, IRD).

Keywords: crater | lake | caldera | Surtseyan | lava water interaction | magma water interaction | plume | steam | gas | cock's-tail plume | explosive eruption | ash | ballistics | ejecta | plume | subaqueous eruption


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