There are few factors that can contribute to the creation of crater lakes such as, a meteorite, explosion cashed by human and volcanic activity. Following the crater formation, rain, groundwater circulation, or melted ice fill in the crater with water and creates a crater lake. Here are our selections of 10 amazing crater lakes on earth that become marvelous places to visit.
Albertine Rift, Africa
Volcanic explosion becomes the main reason that responsible for this crater lake development. Encircling this crater are some of the highest mountains found in Africa.
Mount Mazama Crater Lake, USA
This marvelous Crater Lake is located in Oregon, US. It is considered as the deepest lake in the US with a 1,949ft depth! This lake is filled up by rain and snow that give this lake fresh water source.
Heaven Lake, China, North Korea
Located in the Baekdu Mountain on the border of China and North Korea, this majestic Crater Lake was known first formed due to a volcanic explosion. It is now around 699 feet deep and the water turns to ice if you visit in October-May.
Quilotoa Crater Lake, Ecuador
VEI-6 explosion 800 years ago caused the formation of this gorgeous Crater Lake. This mystic lake is now 820ft deep and promotes amazing view with greenish hue in light of the dissolved minerals in the water. Hot springs and fumaroles are also present on the lake.
Kelimutu Crater Lake, Flores Island, Indonesia
Flores Island in Indonesia has 3 different crater lakes, one is a dazzling blue, while the other two are between red and green. All three crater lakes come from the same volcano, and why they have different colors is still a mystery.
Deriba Crater Lake, Sudan
Exploded 3,500 years ago, The Jebel Marra Volcano formed this majestic crater lake in southern part of Sudan. There is a dormant volcano beneath the crater.
Crater Lake Okama, Japan
Northern Honshu region has many active. Okama Crater Lake is loated in the central volcano. This Crater Lake changes colors with the weather, so, by the locals, this lake is also called as “Five Color Pond.” A volcano eruption in 1720 made this 200ft deep Crater Lake.
Crater Lake Mount Ruapehu– New Zealand
Mount Ruapehu is the most active (and largest) volcanoes in the world. The deep crater lake in Mount Ruapehu lies at the center of the 3 peaks.