Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11917
A major eruption of Savai'i took place from 4 August to November 1905. Voluminous lava flows from the Matavanu vent on the N flank flowed 12 km to sea, destroying several villages and many fields. This image shows a pressure ridge on the lava flow, with the N coast in the background.
Photo by Karoly Nemeth (Massey University).
Keywords: lava flow