Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-12810
This 17 June 1996 photo shows the eruption of Ruapehu with an ash plume dispersing to the NE. The eruption varied in intensity, causing the differences in plume height with distance from the vent. Ashfall is visible across the flank and a lower plume is from the redispersal of the ash deposit.
Photo by John A Krippner, 1996.
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Galleries: Ash Plumes and Ashfall
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