It is usually difficult and dangerous to get close to an ash column as it erupts from a vent. When this photograph was taken, in April 1977, a strong southerly wind was blowing away from the photographer, exposing the red-hot ash and gas in the centre of the column.
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Photograph by Simon Nathan
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