Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01388
Steam clouds almost obscure the famous hot-spring city of Beppu, along the east flank of Tsurumi volcano. The colorful hot-spring pools and mudpots of Beppu, located along the shores of the scenic Inland Sea, form one of Japan's most noted thermal areas. The Tsurumi complex consists of two large domes, Tsurumi and Yufu, and three smaller domes on the north flank of Tsurumi. The largest dome, Yufu-dake rises to the west. A single eruption, from Tsurumi in 867 CE, is known in historical time.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1981.