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Kerið Crater

Kerið is one of most recognizable volcanic craters in Iceland. To give the image a little perspective, there is a person standing in the top right corner of the image. Its steep walls are approximately 55 meters (180 feet) deep. The caldera is 170 meters (560 feet) wide and 270 meters (890 feet) across. The small lake inside the caldera with a strikingly vivid aquamarine color which is due to minerals in the soil. This was once a typical cone-shaped volcano, but after an eruption some 3000 year ago, the top has collapsed into its empty magma chamber.

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