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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02072

Oshima is the northernmost of the Izu Islands, seen here from the NW on Sagami Bay. The broad, low volcano forms an 11 x 13 km island and was constructed over the remnants of three older edifices. It contains a 4-km-wide caldera with the central cone of Miharayama, seen producing a small plume in this 1961 photo. Miharayama has been the site of numerous historical eruptions. Photo by Richard Fiske, 1961 (Smithsonian Institution).

Oshima is the northernmost of the Izu Islands, seen here from the NW on Sagami Bay. The broad, low volcano forms an 11 x 13 km island and was constructed over the remnants of three older edifices. It contains a 4-km-wide caldera with the central cone of Miharayama, seen producing a small plume in this 1961 photo. Miharayama has been the site of numerous historical eruptions.

Photo by Richard Fiske, 1961 (Smithsonian Institution).

Keywords: island volcano


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