Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Huguangyan Maar Lake Landscape, Zhanjiang

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1111
Huguangyan in Zhanjiang is a crater lake. This type of lake is composed of a low flat crater that forms during a phreatomagmatic eruption induced by the interaction of hot magma with groundwater. This type of lake is also known as a maar. Huguangyan has an area of 2.3 km 2 and a water depth of 22 m. It is one of the maars of the Leiqiong volcanic zone. It never dries up and has a self-cleansing ability (Fig. 28).
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