Video Clips of the 12 May 1996 Pyroclastic Activity Pyroclastic Flow Meets the Atlantic Ocean!

Montserrat Volcano Observatory, Michigan Tech

For centuries, volcanologists have debated about the fate of pyroclastic flows that come in contact with bodies of water. On 12 May 1996, on the tiny island of Montserrat, a series of three pyroclastic flows cascaded off the unstable dome and raced towards the Atlantic Ocean and were captured on film.

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