Volcano Calendar 2019: We're proud to present our 2019 volcano calendar: 13 different and attractive images of volcanoes, volcanic landscapes and phenomena taken during volcano tours over the past few years.
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Kuttara volcano is a group of small stratovolcanoes, lava domes, pyroclastic cones and a caldera near the Pacific coast SE of Toya caldera and SW of Shikotsu caldera in southern Hokkaido, Japan.
The area is known for some spectacular volcanic scenery:
Lake Kuttarafills the 3-km-wide Kuttara caldera.
Jigokudani or "Hell Valley", is a large 450 m diameter crater that formed about 200,000 years ago. It is surrounded by cliffs of red scoria and contains 11 hot springs, vigorous hot steam vents and fumaroles, giving it its name.
Oyunuma is a sulfurous pond in Jigokudani valley. The Noboribetsu Spa is located on the western flank of Kuttara near the thermal area with fumaroles and geysers at Jigoku-dani.
Volcanic crisis at Sakurajima - updates: A strong earthquake swarm and increased inflation were detected in August 2015 and triggered authorities to raise the alert level, as volcanologists think that a larger eruption could follow. News and updates on the events can be found on this page.
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