How big is the magma chamber?

It’s HUGE! The enormous size of the crater is both intimidating and beautiful.

In more details, the ground space is equivalent to almost three full-sized basketball courts planted next to each other and the distance from top to bottom is a little short of three times the Statue of Liberty.

For those more interested in numbers, the crater opening has a diameter of approximately 4×4 meters (12×12 ft). That leads to the 120 m (400 ft) deep, bottle-shaped volcanic vault, measuring 50×70 m (160×220 ft) at the bottom. Volcanic passages continue down to the southwest, to a total depth of about 200 m.

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