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Pseudocraters at Myvatn

Posted by
Vaido (Võrumaa, Estonia) on 6 September 2012 in Landscape & Rural.

Pseudocrater at Myvatn lake, Iceland.
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A pseudocrater is a volcanic landform which resembles a true volcanic crater, but differs in that it is not an actual vent from which lava has erupted.
Pseudocraters are formed by steam explosions as flowing hot lava crosses over a wet surface, such as a swamp, a lake, or a pond. The explosive gases break through the lava surface in a manner similar to a phreatic eruption, and the tephra builds up crater-like forms which can appear very similar to real volcanic craters. (Wikipedia)
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Pseudokraater on pinnavorm, mis meenutab vulkaanilist kraatrit. Psudokraater moodustub aga mitte laava, vaid kuuma auru purske tagajärjel, kui kuum laava puutub kokku järve või soo veega.
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Iceland @ August 2010

Canon EOS 500D 1/640 second F/7.1 ISO 800 17 mm

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omid from mashhad, Iran

woooooow!
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very nice!
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very nice & amazing!!!!
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so beautiful colors!!!

6 Sep 2012 11:58am

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

I can't stop looking at this one, fascinating shot, backed up by top information, thanks Vaido.

6 Sep 2012 5:07pm

franz from Baden, Austria

how funny and interesting ... i'll post a very similar image in a few days ... ;-)))

6 Sep 2012 8:50pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely scene with the lake, crater, and people.

13 Sep 2012 12:01am