The 15th Feb. 2000 special

The Eiffel tower in comparision

in deutsch


I often was asked by people how immense  this eruption at the 15th February had been. Giving the the height of the lava fontains (left 700m, right 600m) no one could imagine which proportion it really had. So I thought comparing in scale one of the world famos building, the Eifeltower with 307 m height should demonstrate the dimension of this volcanic action at the South east cone. And really, I was surprised by myself, how bizarre this huge building appears before this fiery scenery.

More 'untouched' photos about this event can be seen in  the report of the 15. Feb. 2000 


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©2002, photos, photo montage text Th. Boeckel, last modification 28.12.2003

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