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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-01502

The Mehrener maar is one of about 80 maars of the West Eifel Volcanic Field. The village of Mehrener is located on the shore of a lake partially filling the crater, whose rim lies behind the village. Maars, scoria cones, and small stratovolcanoes cover an area of 600 km2, W of the Rhine River. Most of the volcanic features formed during eruptions between about 730,000 and 10,000 years ago. Photo by Richard Waitt, 1990 (U.S. Geological Survey).

The Mehrener maar is one of about 80 maars of the West Eifel Volcanic Field. The village of Mehrener is located on the shore of a lake partially filling the crater, whose rim lies behind the village. Maars, scoria cones, and small stratovolcanoes cover an area of 600 km2, W of the Rhine River. Most of the volcanic features formed during eruptions between about 730,000 and 10,000 years ago.

Photo by Richard Waitt, 1990 (U.S. Geological Survey).

Keywords: crater | crater lake


West Eifel Volcanic Field