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Whenever blocks detach from the lava flow front, the hot, glowing interior of the flow is exposed briefly. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Detail of a house ticking out from the mud. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Dark-red water pond (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The next afternoon (12 Nov), the upper slopes of Etna are all white with snow. The main phase of the paroxysm is over, but explosions every minute or so continue at the NSEC. Interestingly, many of them produce steam rings, often in a row. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The regularity of the lava columns in this place is amazing. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Moderately strong ash eruption from Ebeko's active crater (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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1 Aug
A tourist boat is on the scene. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Close-up of a breadcrust bomb from the 1866 Nea Kameni eruption, Santorini, Greece (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Part of the Selim caravanserai from outside (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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View of Alaid volcano from Taketomi cone (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Lava dripping into the water. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Akagera NP extension - typical park road, 4WD recommended (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
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The white deposit erodes into smooth, often curved surfaces forming uncountable abstract shapes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Lava sculptures (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Spattering in the evening - lava colors are nicest now... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Sunset over Plaka and Tripiti (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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While the top part of the eruption plume continues to rise vertically. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Aerial view towards the SW over the active cone and the lava flow. Reykjanes southern coastline is visible in the background. (Photo: World-Geographic)
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Dense steam cloud illuminated by the moon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Kelud volcano, East Java, Indonesia (Photo: Jiri VonDrak)
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Collapsing ash column during an eruption of Anak Krakatau in Nov 2010 (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Lava spatter flying through the air (Krakatau Sep 2018) (Photo: Galih Jati)
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Bright eruption in the twilight (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Market in an Ethiopian village (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Salt caravan (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Wide angle view over the caldera with the lava lake in the center in front of a small cinder cone and the western caldera wall; in the distant background, another volcano looms over the scene. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Terrasses and a street in Nikia village. (c)
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Ash venting before dawn. Southern winds bend the plume towards the north. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Ash plume pushed over to the NW side by strong winds. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The first signs that something is happening inside are isolated rockfalls on the flanks of the cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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It's getting hot at noon and it's always nice to find shade. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Lava spattering from the vent in Kilauea's Pu'u 'O'o crater, feeding a lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The cone of Mt Marow volcano on Nguna Island (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The crater walls illuminated by the glow from the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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A block from the same explosion lands far to the left into the sea. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Watching Krakatau at night (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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In the morning of 14 August, the volcano is very active, producing ash plumes every few minutes. We are at the start of the trail, still far from the volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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1 Sep
The shadow of the eruption plume forms a dark stripe over the endless plain. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Aerial view over the active cone and lava flow towards adjacent Meradalur valley. (Photo: World-Geographic)
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Dried surface cracks at a hydrothermal mud pond (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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As the thin crust is pushed forwards the shear stress ruptures the crust on the sides of the lava tongue (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
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Powerful jets of gas eject a lava fountain, bright enough to take hand-held shots (from the way up) during the night. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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