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Grozny lava dome, seen here from the north with Lake Lopastnye at the lower left, is the largest dome of the Grozny volcanic complex. The two thin light-colored areas descending from the summit region in this September 1989 view mark the paths of small lahars from a minor eruption beginning in May 1989. The left-hand lahar reached the lake. The dark-colored area at the lower right is part of a series of lava flows that extend from beneath the dome's debris apron. The largest of these, on the south flank, reached 6 km to the sea.
Photo by A. Samoluk, 1989 (courtesy of Genrich Steinberg, Institute for Marine Geology and Geophysics, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk).