Karymsky Lake

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Karymsky Lake
Akademia Nauk from slope of Kaymsky.jpg
Location Kamchatka, Russia
Coordinates 53°59′N 159°27′E / 53.98°N 159.45°E / 53.98; 159.45
Type crater lake
Basin countries Russia

Karymsky Lake is a crater lake located in the Karymsky volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. With a radius of 5 km it was once one of the world's largest fresh water lakes, but as a result of a recent eruption toxic gases turned this into one of the largest acid water lakes.


Karymsky Lake and Volcano