Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00002
The Schalkenmehren maar is one of about 240 volcanic vents forming the West Eifel volcanic field in western Germany. The crater, now partially occupied by a lake, farmland, and the town of Schalkenhren, was formed by explosive eruptions through nonvolcanic bedrock that created a low, 1-km-wide crater rim of volcanic ejecta.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft.
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