|Mount Pelée, Martinique, 1902. This photo of a
dramatic pyroclastic flow was taken by Alfred Lacroix, famous French Volcanologist. A
similar but earlier pyroclastic flow wiped out the city of St. Pierre, killing 28,000
people on May 8, 1902. Four eruptions of this magnitude -- in terms of volume of erupted
material -- are expected worldwide during the next decade.
See http://petibonom.tripod.com/mpelee/ for more information.