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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08759

SatsumaIwojima, seen here from the SW, is a post-caldera island constructed on the NW margin of Kikai caldera. Iwodake (Iodake). To the right is a rhyolite lava dome and Inamuradake (left) is a scoria cone. Shallow submarine eruptions have also occurred following the formation of the caldera about 6,300 years ago. Photo by Yasuo Miyabuchi, 1996 (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Kyushu).

SatsumaIwojima, seen here from the SW, is a post-caldera island constructed on the NW margin of Kikai caldera. Iwodake (Iodake). To the right is a rhyolite lava dome and Inamuradake (left) is a scoria cone. Shallow submarine eruptions have also occurred following the formation of the caldera about 6,300 years ago.

Photo by Yasuo Miyabuchi, 1996 (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Kyushu).

Keywords: island volcano


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