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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-12133

A phreatic eruption on the W side of the Cisingshan lava dome accompanied the Cisingshan debris avalanche about 6,000 years ago. Small funnel-shaped craters were the sources of explosive breccias several hundred meters wide and several meters thick that may have occurred only a few years before the collapse. Photo by Alexander Belousov, 2008 (Institute of Volcanology, Kliuchi).

A phreatic eruption on the W side of the Cisingshan lava dome accompanied the Cisingshan debris avalanche about 6,000 years ago. Small funnel-shaped craters were the sources of explosive breccias several hundred meters wide and several meters thick that may have occurred only a few years before the collapse.

Photo by Alexander Belousov, 2008 (Institute of Volcanology, Kliuchi).

Keywords: crater | lava dome


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