Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00390
Red Crater (upper right) is one of a dozen or more volcanic centers of the Tongariro volcano group. The Emerald Lakes, NE of Red Crater, mark a chain of explosion vents associated with eruptions of Red Crater. Activity at Red Crater continued into historical time. Minor phreatic explosive eruptions took place during the late 19th century and most recently in 1926.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1986.
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