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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02007

Fuji towers above Lake Yamanaka, one of the Fujigoko (the "Five Lakes of Fuji") that formed when lava flows blocked drainages against a Tertiary mountain range to the N. The smaller ridge at the snowline on the left is Hoeisan, a remant of Ko-Fuji (Old Fuji), one of several older volcanoes above which the modern volcano was constructed. The latest eruption of Fuji in 1707 took place from a new SE-flank crater just below Hoeisan. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1970 (Smithsonian Institution).

Fuji towers above Lake Yamanaka, one of the Fujigoko (the "Five Lakes of Fuji") that formed when lava flows blocked drainages against a Tertiary mountain range to the N. The smaller ridge at the snowline on the left is Hoeisan, a remant of Ko-Fuji (Old Fuji), one of several older volcanoes above which the modern volcano was constructed. The latest eruption of Fuji in 1707 took place from a new SE-flank crater just below Hoeisan.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1970 (Smithsonian Institution).

Keywords: stratovolcano


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