Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06458
Niigata-Yakeyama, the peak in the center of the photo seen from the N, is a lava dome located in Niigata Prefecture. Yakeyama is a young volcano that was constructed beginning 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).
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Galleries: Lava Domes
Keywords: lava dome