Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00406
Appropriately named Crater Lake, the historically active summit vent of New Zealand's Ruapehu volcano, is one of the world's most frequently active crater lakes. Nearly 50 explosive eruptions originating from a vent beneath the lake have been recorded during the 20th century. This view from the NW shows the 600-m-wide lake with glacier-clad Mitre Peak in the background.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1986.
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