Maly Semyachik: a volcano with a turquoise crater lake

Maly Semyachik is a stratovolcano located in the eastern part of Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. A hot, acidic crater lake fills the historically active Troitsky Crater, which formed during a large explosive eruption  about 400 years ago. The water in the lake has an unusual bright turquoise color. It’s because the waters of the lake are poisonous due to the content of several types of acids and other chemical compounds.The water in the lake never freezes, even when everything is covered with a layer of ice and deep snow.

info source: wikipedia

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The peak of the volcano Maly Semyachik – By Photo by Dan Miller, 1990 (U.S. Geological Survey). – http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=1000-14=&volpage=photos, Public Domain, Link

View of the volcano – By Photo by Dan Miller, 1990 (U.S. Geological Survey). – http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=1000-14=&volpage=photos, Public Domain, Link

By Photo by Dan Miller, 1990 (U.S. Geological Survey). – http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=1000-14=&volpage=photos, Public Domain, Link

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