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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00273

The 250-m-wide Chongou-Chagnoumeni pit crater (center) cuts the northern part of the compound summit caldera of Karthala volcano.  The steaming 30-m-deep pit crater was formed during an eruption in 1918 that also greatly enlarged the Chongou-Chahale pit crater to the south.  Unvegetated lava flows from the 1972 eruption cover the caldera floor behind the pit crater. Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1980.

The 250-m-wide Chongou-Chagnoumeni pit crater (center) cuts the northern part of the compound summit caldera of Karthala volcano. The steaming 30-m-deep pit crater was formed during an eruption in 1918 that also greatly enlarged the Chongou-Chahale pit crater to the south. Unvegetated lava flows from the 1972 eruption cover the caldera floor behind the pit crater.

Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1980.


Karthala