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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11608

A pyroclastic flow produced by collapse of a growing lava dome descends the flank of Soputan on July 18, 2005.  Soputan erupted on April 20, 2005, with a plume reaching ~ 1 km above the summit and lava fountains rising ~ 200 m above the volcano.  MODIS thermal alerts had begun the night of the 19th.  Rapid lava dome growth occurred in April, and by 21st the lava dome had spread about 250 m E and 200 m SW.   Photo by Farid Bina, 2005 ( Directorate of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation).

A pyroclastic flow produced by collapse of a growing lava dome descends the flank of Soputan on July 18, 2005. Soputan erupted on April 20, 2005, with a plume reaching ~ 1 km above the summit and lava fountains rising ~ 200 m above the volcano. MODIS thermal alerts had begun the night of the 19th. Rapid lava dome growth occurred in April, and by 21st the lava dome had spread about 250 m E and 200 m SW.

Photo by Farid Bina, 2005 ( Directorate of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation).


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