Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02532
Laoheishan is one of two scoria cones that formed during the 1719-21 eruption of the Wudalianchi volcanic field and contains a 350-m-wide, 145-m-deep summit crater. A smaller vegetated crater on the NE flank can be seen to the lower left. Laoheishan formed a large portion of an extensive lava field that surrounds it and Huoshaoshan, the other scoria cone that formed during the eruption.
Photo courtesy of Jim Whitford-Stark, Sul Ross State University, Texas (published in Feng et al., 1979).
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Keywords: crater | scoria cone