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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11611

A cock’s-tail plume rises above Kavachi volcano during a Surtseyan eruption on 15 March 2004. Projections of individual blocks and ash can be seen at the margins of the plume. The frequently-erupting submarine volcano had been inactive since August 2003. Photo by Corey Howell, 2004.

A cock’s-tail plume rises above Kavachi volcano during a Surtseyan eruption on 15 March 2004. Projections of individual blocks and ash can be seen at the margins of the plume. The frequently-erupting submarine volcano had been inactive since August 2003.

Photo by Corey Howell, 2004.

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Keywords: Surtseyan | lava water interaction | magma water interaction | phreatomagmatic | cock's-tail plume | explosive eruption | ash | ballistics | ejecta | submarine eruption | plume | subaqueous eruption


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