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Laki Eruption in Iceland. View from the air of a cinder cone formed by high
lava fountains during the 1783 eruption. This huge outpouring of lava from a 25-kilometer-long fissure totaled 12 cubic kilometers of basalt and covered 565 square kilometers of land – the largest flow in recorded history.
                                                              Photo copyright R.W. Decker

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