Giant lava dome confirmed in Japan's Kikai Caldera

Researchers have confirmed that a giant lava dome was created in the Kikai Caldera, south of Japan's main islands after the caldera-forming supereruption 7,300 years ago. The dome is in the world's largest class of post-caldera volcano, with a volume of over 32 cubic kilometers. It is possible that currently a giant magma buildup may exist under the Kikai Caldera. (Kobe University) Read more at sciencedaily.com

2018-02-12 10:00