West Crater Volcano Photos

volcanic field 1329 m / 4,360 ft
Washington State (Canada and USA (mainland)), 45.88°N / -122.08°W
Clear view onto the lava lake inside Marum's west crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Clear view onto the lava lake inside Marum's west crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Lava lake inside Kilauea volcano's West Gap crater. The whole crust covering the lake has just been overturned, exposing the red hot glowing interior. hawaii_e7837 (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava lake inside Kilauea volcano's West Gap crater. The whole crust covering the lake has just been overturned, exposing the red hot glowing interior. hawaii_e7837 (Photo...
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Bright eruption from the central crater and glowing from NE vent (r), and a smaller eruption from the western vent (l). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Bright eruption from the central crater and glowing from NE vent (r), and a smaller eruption from the western vent (l). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The lava lake in Marum's west crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava lake in Marum's west crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Large explosion with many blocks thrown to the west (right) and outside the crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Large explosion with many blocks thrown to the west (right) and outside the crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The complex of Marum crater and its surrounding pit craters: Mbwelesu (l), Marum's west pit with the lava lake (a.l.), smoking Niri Mbwelesu (c), and Niri Mbwelesu Tatem pit crater (l.r.). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The complex of Marum crater and its surrounding pit craters: Mbwelesu (l), Marum's west pit with the lava lake (a.l.), smoking Niri Mbwelesu (c), and Niri Mbwelesu Tatem ...
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Lava flows in Puka Nui crater west of Puu Oo in July 2017 (Kilauea volcano, Hawai'i) (c)
Lava flows in Puka Nui crater west of Puu Oo in July 2017 (Kilauea volcano, Hawai'i) (c)
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The western crater has two vents; the one to the N (right), a narrow glowing hole, sometimes erupts strong vertical jets of lava, accompanied by detonation sounds. This one is relatively large and ejects lava bombs to more than 200 m. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The western crater has two vents; the one to the N (right), a narrow glowing hole, sometimes erupts strong vertical jets of lava, accompanied by detonation sounds. This o...
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Lava flows from Pu'u 'O'o's west gap crater in 2007 (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava flows from Pu'u 'O'o's west gap crater in 2007 (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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A jet of lava shoots out from one of the vents in the western crater (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A jet of lava shoots out from one of the vents in the western crater (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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View onto the western crater wall of the 2002 flank cone, the SE crater behind in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View onto the western crater wall of the 2002 flank cone, the SE crater behind in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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By the time we have arrived on the NW side of the summit craters, the sun has risen and Etna drops her majestic morningshadow to the West over Sicily. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
By the time we have arrived on the NW side of the summit craters, the sun has risen and Etna drops her majestic morningshadow to the West over Sicily. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffe...
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6 active vents are visible here while the Western vent of the NE crater erupts. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
6 active vents are visible here while the Western vent of the NE crater erupts. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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North-west, central and north-east craters in eruption at Stromboli volcano in full-moon. (c)
North-west, central and north-east craters in eruption at Stromboli volcano in full-moon. (c)
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Eruption from NE crater and glowing central and western vents. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eruption from NE crater and glowing central and western vents. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Isabel on top of the giant breadcrust bomb west of the Georgios crater (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Isabel on top of the giant breadcrust bomb west of the Georgios crater (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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A first view of the south crater on 25 Nov 2010, from the western caldera wall. The crater is largely filled with overflows from the lava lake, and the lower northern rim of the crater has diappeared under overflows. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A first view of the south crater on 25 Nov 2010, from the western caldera wall. The crater is largely filled with overflows from the lava lake, and the lower northern rim...
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The lava lake in Marum's west crater, and smoking Niri Mbwelesu crater containing another active vent to the right.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava lake in Marum's west crater, and smoking Niri Mbwelesu crater containing another active vent to the right. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The western ridge leading from the summit to the north crater. The escarpment of the Rift Valley in the backgound. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The western ridge leading from the summit to the north crater. The escarpment of the Rift Valley in the backgound. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Anak Krakatau-Degassing in the western side of the crater (Photo: jorge)
Anak Krakatau-Degassing in the western side of the crater (Photo: jorge)
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Two erupting vents in the western crater of Yasur (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Two erupting vents in the western crater of Yasur (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Green acid lake in Papandayan's crater (West Java) (Photo: Dietmar)
Green acid lake in Papandayan's crater (West Java) (Photo: Dietmar)
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Kawah Ratu - Mt. Tangkuban Perahu, West Java, Indonesia

Mt. Tangkuban Perahu is Bandung's most famous volcano just 28 km north of the city. This volcano has a distinctive shape, like an upside down boat (Tangkuban Perahu means, in fact, "up-turned boat"), it  has three craters into which areas tourists can walk through. These three craters are: Kawah Ratu, Kawah Domas and Kawah Upas.
Kawah Ratu, which means "Queen's Crater", is today just a big gray hole, which sometimes has a pool of water at its center. Poisonous gases sometimes accumulate in Kawah Ratu, thus making it somewhat of a risk to descend to the crater floor. Beyond the saddled shaped depression on the far side of Kawah Ratu is the still active Kawah Upas, the oldest crater on the mountain. On the very far western cliff we see a spot where all vegetation has been destroyed by constantly rising sulfurous vapors. On the crater walls, note the various layers of material consisting of rock, sand, and pebbles. Overtime, new craters have formed again and again in a rather consistent shift from west to east. (Photo: JessyEykendorp)
Kawah Ratu - Mt. Tangkuban Perahu, West Java, Indonesia

Mt. Tangkuban Perahu is Bandung's most famous volcano just 28 km north of the city. This volcano has a ...
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On top of the volcano world - the peak of Etna at 3328 m on the western rim of NE crater (uncertain exact number). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
On top of the volcano world - the peak of Etna at 3328 m on the western rim of NE crater (uncertain exact number). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Galunggung volcano's crater, West Java, Indonesia (Photo: Roland Gerth)
Galunggung volcano's crater, West Java, Indonesia (Photo: Roland Gerth)
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View of the lava erupting cone with the row of vents in the new valley-shaped craters and the collapse-triggered lava flow on the northwestern flank. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View of the lava erupting cone with the row of vents in the new valley-shaped craters and the collapse-triggered lava flow on the northwestern flank. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer...
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Early sunlight illuminates the reddish pre-1888 ash deposits in the inner western crater rim (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Early sunlight illuminates the reddish pre-1888 ash deposits in the inner western crater rim (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mild strombolian eruption from the NW hornito and spattering from 3 other vents in the western and central crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Mild strombolian eruption from the NW hornito and spattering from 3 other vents in the western and central crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Lava flowing out from the lowest part of the cone's crater. (Photo: World-Geographic)
Lava flowing out from the lowest part of the cone's crater. (Photo: World-Geographic)
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Shortly after, a strong eruption occurs from the western vent, sending glowing lava bombs all over the crater terrace. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Shortly after, a strong eruption occurs from the western vent, sending glowing lava bombs all over the crater terrace. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The opening of the new effusive vent on the upper western wall of the Valle del Bove, beneath the SE crater. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
The opening of the new effusive vent on the upper western wall of the Valle del Bove, beneath the SE crater. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
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A few of the more than 200 flank cones of Etna, on the western flank of the volcano, seen from the rim of Bocca Nuova Crater (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
A few of the more than 200 flank cones of Etna, on the western flank of the volcano, seen from the rim of Bocca Nuova Crater (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
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Papandayan's crater lake (West Java) (c)
Papandayan's crater lake (West Java) (c)
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A small eruption occurs from the westernmost vent (S1), which is located in a wide pit. At the same time, weak spattering can be seen at the central crater (lower center). Spattering also is frequently seen at the eastern main vent (r). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A small eruption occurs from the westernmost vent (S1), which is located in a wide pit. At the same time, weak spattering can be seen at the central crater (lower center)...
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Lava lake in Pu'u O'o's west gap crater in July 2007(Kilauea, Hawaii) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava lake in Pu'u O'o's west gap crater in July 2007(Kilauea, Hawaii) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The northwestern crater wall has gone, probably a short time ago, and as a result of the reduced load and lowered pressure, a massive fountain of liquid lava is shooting obliquely out from the flank vent tens of meters into the air. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The northwestern crater wall has gone, probably a short time ago, and as a result of the reduced load and lowered pressure, a massive fountain of liquid lava is shooting ...
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As a result of latest collapse, the crater area around the flank vents has widened as well and arms of still glowing lava flows cover most of the northwestern flank. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
As a result of latest collapse, the crater area around the flank vents has widened as well and arms of still glowing lava flows cover most of the northwestern flank. (Pho...
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Due to the different angle more from the west, the southern wall of the large crater gap open to the southwest is partially visible from La Laguna. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Due to the different angle more from the west, the southern wall of the large crater gap open to the southwest is partially visible from La Laguna. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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The crater area seen from the Sciara del Fuoco viewpoint in the early evening twilight. A small eruption is taking place from the western vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The crater area seen from the Sciara del Fuoco viewpoint in the early evening twilight. A small eruption is taking place from the western vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Powerful erruption from the central/western crater vent (Photo: Markus Heuer)
Powerful erruption from the central/western crater vent (Photo: Markus Heuer)
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