Easter Island CraterCrater of Easter Island
Hike to Orongo Crater - Review of Orongo, Easter Island, Chile
Take the Orongo Crater street, about 10-minute drive, or the Orongo Path, which lasts about an hours. Half way down there is a bank under a big oak from which you have a great look at Hanga Roa. The Orongo-Track ends on the street in front of the Orongo-Crater. It is quite large and you can run around a good part of the crater edge.
It is a small town, it only needs about 40 min. to get to know everything, even if you take your own freeze. One of the most picturesque places on the island! Begin with the Visitors' Centre, which tells a great deal about the cultural background and the passage from the ancestral community to the fruitfulness divine community and the worship of the aviarist.
This deserted site of a rock town also known as Orongo Island is a charming journey to see how the Easter Island population once inhabited. They can go around the buildings that were once round wall buildings with low doorways, roof turf and no window for outlooks! Were you in Orongo?
Fifteen of the world's most prominent crater ponds
Whilst some of these miracles of nature have been created by the rain of the sea by our atmospheres, many more have been skilfully created by the vulcanic hand of our own Mother Earth. These tragic depressive events offer an inestimable insight into the geologic evolution of our world, from the vibrant hotspots of Iceland and Indonesia to the now vanished vulcanic relicts of the past thousands of years.
Probably the most iconical of the United States' Calderasee, this wonder of nature is the major tourist attractions in the correspondingly named Crater Lakes National Park. This 2,148 foot-deep lake was created around 5,667 BC after the volcano and cave-in of Mount Mazama. Don't be fooled by the nice mintgreen colour of this cratersee.
Smithsonian' s scenic Kawah Ijen is indeed full of sulfuric acids and according to the Smithsonian's World Volcanism Program claimed to be the world' s biggest strongly sour sea. In recent years, the crater has become a favourite travel spot, also thanks to worldwide advertising for the infamous fire caused by the ignition of sulphurous gases that escape from fissures in the soils.
While some may call this lofty wonder of nature a pool rather than a sea, it is simple to see why this tree-protected round hollow would have such a great role in Estonia a long time ago. With its eight sister crater lakes, the crater is the fruit of a severe meteorite strike that took place 4,000 to 7,600 years ago.
Located in the Katmai National Park and nature reserve in the south of Alaska, this isolated crater pond in the calderas of a 6,716 foot high strato volume. Mount Katmai Kaldera, with a diametre of about 6.3 mile, was created in 1912 after the first volcanic outburst of the near by Novarupta vulcano. Whilst most of us associates Easter Island with its icons of moon heads, there are many other things to discover on the island.
Such a place is Rano Kau, an extinguished vulcano, which houses a crater pond, which claims to be one of the only remaining freshwater body of the island. Situated in Rapa Nui National Park, the site is next to the remains of an old ceremony town called Orongo.
An interesting but disappointing fact is that the last untamed toromi-wood ( "Toromiro", an indigenous plant on the island that was almost extinct in the seventeenth century) was cut down on the inner slopes of the crater in 1960. Light blue in colour on the picture above is just one of many colours that the Okama lake waters, also known as the "five-colour pond", have adopted.
" Built by a volcano burst in the eighteenth centuary, this Japanese resource is about 1,200 ft in circumference and 200 ft in descend. 30 min outside the town of Antsirabe, this small but stunning volcano sea is encircled by cliffy crags.
Whilst you can swimm in the sea, the waters are very, very shallow - over 160 metres to be precise. It is a wonderful crescent-shaped sea that is what is left after a major volcano eruption in 1257 A.D. The volcano is considered one of the most powerful volcanoes of the last millennia, as recorded by the Vulcanic Explosivity Index.
A number of researchers suspect that the massive outbreak may have been one of the causes of the Little Ice Age, a time of cold climatic conditions between the sixteenth and nineteenth cent. Island is full of secluded, beyond places, and this wonderful crater in the western volcanic zone of the land is definitely one not to be missed.
In Icelandic known as "Kerið", this flat, mineral-rich sea is encircled by precipitous, reddish vulcanic cliffs, which are barely coated with mossy and other flora. Whereas the calendar itself is about 55 metres high, the real surface varies between 7-14 metres in the rain. Located on the frontier between China and North Korea, this unspoilt, rain-fed sea emerged around 969 AD, when a large volcano erupted on Baekdu Mountain forming a calendar.
Legend has it that there are many of them. First, the deceased Kim Jong-il said he was a native of the hill near the sea. Following his December 2011 deaths, the DPRK press said that at his deaths the sea ices "broke so loudly that they seemed to rock the sky and the earth.
" It is also said that the Tianchi monster, described by some natives as having a human-like skull, an exceptionally long throat and a slippery gray hide, is native to the area. The interesting thing about this sea trip is that they have different colours, although they are on the ridge of the same vulcano.
Colour changes are due to changes in chemistry between sea mineral and fluctuating vulcanic gas. Whilst it is possible to float in the sea, the accumulation of CO2 can be just above the sea level, which is a hazardous scenario for floats. Earlier known as Chubb Crater, pengualuite is a relatively young craters.
Surprisingly, the meteors that made it is appreciated to have appeared about 1. 4 million years ago (give or take 100,000 years), which puts it deeply into the Pleiocene age. It is one of the cleanest and cleanest fresh water ponds in the whole of North America, and it is encircled by a bleakly undisturbed region of water.
The second pane, an objective for measuring moisture clarity, is visible up to 35 metres below the area. Built after a disastrous volcano eruption about 800 years ago, this water-rich calendar is well on its way to becoming a popular travel spot. It' s a worthwhile trip and walk to the blue coloured sea in the middle of the crater, but because of the acids of the sea, swimming is out of the question. 2.
Although it does not look like two seas, it is Lonar lake. Salty and alkaloidal in the wild, Lonar lake is home to flora and fauna. Indeed, the area is so abundant in wild animals that in 1999 an attempt was made to declare the site a conservation area.
In fact, between its double natural beauty and the fact that it is an excellent place for researchers to explore crater impacts similar to those on Mars and the Earth moons, Lonar lake is a mystical but wonderful crater pond.