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IMAGE 57571
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Larger of two lake-filled maar craters in Aniakchak caldera. View is southward from the northwest rim. Unusually high precipitation in August like triggered rapid influx of water into the lake and consequent failure of the north rim, releasing a catastrophic flood down to the Aniakchak River at The Gates. Compare to image

Date: July 18, 2010 11:24 AM
Volcano(es):Aniakchak
Photographer/Creator: O'Keefe, Tom
URL:http://www.avo.alaska.edu/images/image.php?id=57571

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