Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-12857
This August 2005 view is looking into the Whakaari/White Island crater through Wilson Bay at the SE of the island. Steam and gases are rising from the crater lake at the far end of the crater, as well as from fumaroles along the crater rim. The units exposed in the inner and outer walls are variably weathered and oxidized lavas, tuffs, and breccias.
Photo by Janine Krippner, 2005.
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