Batu Tara volcano, Indonesia - Tom Pfeiffer / VolcanoDiscovery

Tom Pfeiffer / VolcanoDiscovery


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Lava sliding into the sea

Lava sliding into the sea

The "sciara" is a slope at the natural angle of repose beneath the active crater, formed by accumulated ash and scoria. It serves as a gliding path for lava bombs ejected from the crater to roll and slide down to the shore and into the sea.

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