A maar is a broad, low-relief volcanic crater that is caused by a phreatomagmatic eruption, which is an explosion caused by groundwater coming into contact with hot lava or magma. A maar characteristically fills with water to form a relatively shallow crater lake. (wiki)

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
El Pinacate La caracteristique la plus frappante du point de vue visuel est la concentration de dix maars (Unesco fr)
Messel Pit West Eifel Volcanic Field
Volcanoes of Kamchatka Kinenin Lake
Wet Tropics of Queensland Lake Euramoo


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