Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00772
Kawah Ijen, at the eastern tip of Java, contains a 1-km-wide turquoise-colored crater lake with sulfur-stained walls. Strand lines of sulfur can be seen along the shores of the lake, where elemental sulfur is mined. Small phreatic eruptions have taken place from the lake in historical time.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1976.
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