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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08935

The large crater in the center of the photo was produced on the SE flank of Mount Fuji during the 1707-1708 eruption. This major explosive eruption, one of the largest in Japan during historical time, ejected more than 1 km3 of tephra and resulted in ashfall in the capital city of Edo (Tokyo). Three craters were formed sequentially along a NW-SE-trend from the summit. The primary vent of the eruption was the upper crater (center), which is 750 x 1,500 m in size and 750 m deep from the highest point on the crater rim. Photo by Ichio Moriya (Kanazawa University).

The large crater in the center of the photo was produced on the SE flank of Mount Fuji during the 1707-1708 eruption. This major explosive eruption, one of the largest in Japan during historical time, ejected more than 1 km3 of tephra and resulted in ashfall in the capital city of Edo (Tokyo). Three craters were formed sequentially along a NW-SE-trend from the summit. The primary vent of the eruption was the upper crater (center), which is 750 x 1,500 m in size and 750 m deep from the highest point on the crater rim.

Photo by Ichio Moriya (Kanazawa University).

Keywords: stratovolcano | crater


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