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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03186

Wizard Island formed within a few hundred years of formation of Crater Lake caldera from a vent near the west caldera rim.  This aerial view from the south shows the island, with a symmetrical cinder cone at its right side and lava flows forming small peninsulas on its flanks.  Hillman Peak, in the center on the caldera rim, is the youngest of the pre-collapse Mount Mazama stratovolcanoes. Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1984.

Wizard Island formed within a few hundred years of formation of Crater Lake caldera from a vent near the west caldera rim. This aerial view from the south shows the island, with a symmetrical cinder cone at its right side and lava flows forming small peninsulas on its flanks. Hillman Peak, in the center on the caldera rim, is the youngest of the pre-collapse Mount Mazama stratovolcanoes.

Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1984.


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