Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02222
This face-like feature is formed by fissures cutting across a lava dome at the summit of Tarumai volcano on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. Two sets of fissures transect the dome, the one trending N30W (lower right) forming the "nose," and the other trending N60E. The lava dome dates to an eruption in 1909. The N60E fissure was formed during an eruption in 1917; later localized eruptions formed the "eyes."
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1981.
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