Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10549
Katanuma lake in the 5.5 x 7 km Narugo caldera is seen from its NW shore with Ogadake lava dome on the right-center horizon. It is the highest of a cluster of lava domes surrounding the lake at 470 m above sea level. Katanuma is one of the most acidic crater lakes in Japan, with a pH of 1.6, and sulfur is mined from sediments on the lake floor.
Copyrighted photo by Jun'ichi Itoh (Japanese Quaternary Volcanoes database, RIODB, http://riodb02.ibase.aist.go.jp/strata/VOL_JP/EN/index.htm and Geol Surv Japan, AIST, http://www.gsj.jp/).
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