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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01384

Chino-ike is one of the most colorful of the Jigoku, or "Hells," in the Beppu thermal area of Tsurumi volcano on the Japanese island of Kyushu.  Steam rises above the iron-stained, vermillion hot-spring pool.  Other pools in the Beppu area are milky, light blue, greenish blue, or indigo blue. Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1981.

Chino-ike is one of the most colorful of the Jigoku, or "Hells," in the Beppu thermal area of Tsurumi volcano on the Japanese island of Kyushu. Steam rises above the iron-stained, vermillion hot-spring pool. Other pools in the Beppu area are milky, light blue, greenish blue, or indigo blue.

Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1981.


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