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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06458

Niigata-Yakeyama, the peak in the center of the photo seen from the N, is an andesitic lava dome located in Niigata Prefecture. Yakeyama is a young volcano that was constructed beginning only 3,000-3,500 years ago. Several craters formed at the summit and flanks of the dome during eruptions dating back to the 9th century. Photo by Yukio Hayakawa, 1990 (Gunma University).

Niigata-Yakeyama, the peak in the center of the photo seen from the N, is an andesitic lava dome located in Niigata Prefecture. Yakeyama is a young volcano that was constructed beginning only 3,000-3,500 years ago. Several craters formed at the summit and flanks of the dome during eruptions dating back to the 9th century.

Photo by Yukio Hayakawa, 1990 (Gunma University).

Keywords: lava dome


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