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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl2297

An explosion near the summit of West Mata volcano throws ash and rock, and molten lava glows below. This image is approximately six feet across in an eruptive area approximately the length of a football field that runs along the summit.

Image ID: expl2297, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Pacific Ocean, Northeast Lau Basin, Fiji area
Credit: NSF and NOAA

Category: Ocean exploration/

High Resolution Photo Available





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