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1 Jul
Eruption at dawn (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Rain of bombs (Krakatau Oct 2018) (Photo: Galih Jati)
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Liquid lava floods older crust. The weight of the flooding lava causes new fractures and new segments of the crust to overturn (upper left of the photo).  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Powerful explosion from the NE crater on 2 Jan 2013. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The lava flow has quickly reached the bottom of the Valle del Bove. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
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White gypsum and yellow sulphur deposits form bizarre crusts around the fumaroles that have temperatures mostly between 100 and 300 degrees centigrade. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Erta Ale's lava lake at night (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Erosion gullies in the ash layers of the Ambrym caldera (Photo: Yashmin Chebli)
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Beautifully shaped walls of a lava channel turning into a tube at the south of the crater. The caldera wall is in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The old Dutch lighthouse at Anyer was ripped off its foundations by the giant 1883 Krakatau tsunami. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Ash eruption at Semeru in early light (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Sunset and lava fall
April 1, 2010 (Photo: Steve Hunt)
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Sunset mood on Stromboli volcano on a clear autumn day (c)
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Our group in position on the crater rim above the campsite in the evening twilight - photographers' favorite light, when lava glow mixes with dusk. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Another small overflow to the N happens shortly afterwards. A much larger flow like that occurs later at night around 2 am, when most of us were sleeping... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Fountaining in the lava lake sometimes throws out larger amounts of lava. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Loud, detonating explosion from the new cone.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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40,000 year-old olive leaves preserved in volcanic ash (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Strong ash-rich eruption at night. An observer's flashlight is visible on the old crater rim (an extremely dangerous place to be!). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The Tengger caldera in the morning (c)
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Exploding lava bursts from the lava lake of Erta Ale volcano, seen in the morning twilight. Lava is thrown and pushed outside through a breach in the wall containing the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Lights of dusk and lava glow (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Southeast crater with yellow sulphur deposits around the eruptive SE-oriented fissure breaching its summit crater (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Incandescent rockfalls and the active lava flow on 14 July evening. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Yellow salt flat at Dallol (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The south and north pit craters containing little lava lakes. Spattering from the south vent is well visible, while the north pit is too deep for us to see the lava inside. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Tall lava fountain and lava flow from Baugur vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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stromboli_g13009.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The storm front has passed; view over the SE caldera (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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On the crater rim of La Fossa volcano, Vulcano Island (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Sloshing lava onto the crust of the lava lake (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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1 Aug
Old pumice quarries at Monte Pilato on Lipari (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Exploding lava bubble at the lava lake close-up (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Traditional dance on Tanna Island (Vanuatu) (Photo: Yashmin Chebli)
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Eruption from Stromboli's NW crater (April 2009). Note the prominent new cone in the eastern (right) part of the crater, created by activity of the NE vents. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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