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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-08937

The craters in the foreground and the lava flow to the right erupted in 1983 from vents on the SW flank of Miyakejima. The 8-km-wide island rises about 1.1 km from the sea floor in the northern Izu Islands, about 200 km SSW of Tokyo. The summit cone of Oyama (upper right) lies within a caldera that formed about 3,000 years ago. Frequent eruptions have occurred since 1085 CE at vents ranging from the summit to below sea level. Photo by Ichio Moriya (Kanazawa University).

The craters in the foreground and the lava flow to the right erupted in 1983 from vents on the SW flank of Miyakejima. The 8-km-wide island rises about 1.1 km from the sea floor in the northern Izu Islands, about 200 km SSW of Tokyo. The summit cone of Oyama (upper right) lies within a caldera that formed about 3,000 years ago. Frequent eruptions have occurred since 1085 CE at vents ranging from the summit to below sea level.

Photo by Ichio Moriya (Kanazawa University).

Keywords: crater | lava flow


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