The whole event, and an earlier eruption in 1977, create a really fascinating ghost town, or "ghost mountain."
All's quiet now, though, and it’s possible to visit the area safely and see what the eruptions did to this hot spring town.
The mud flows from the volcanic eruptions damaged a local public bath, but the main structures are still there. While some are half-submerged in mud, visitors are free to walk around the buildings.
This town might truly make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Check out more pictures at the link below!