Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10588
Okama crater of Goryudake within the Zaozan volcanic complex is shown here from the E. The 360-m-wide lake is about 60 m deep and is the site of many recorded eruptions. White mud deposited on the lake floor is periodically disturbed by gas emission, changing the color of the water.
Copyrighted photo by Yoshihisa Kawanabe (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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