Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00219
The northern wall of the horseshoe-shaped caldera cutting the summit of Meru volcano rises vertically up to 900 m above the caldera floor. The 5-km-wide caldera is breached to the east and was formed as a result of a massive volcanic landslide about 7800 years ago.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1977.
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