This is Quilotoa, in Ecuador 🇪🇨 ———————————— It is a water-filled caldera and the most western volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes. The 3-kilometre wide caldera was formed by the collapse of this dacite volcano following a catastrophic VEI-6 eruption about 600 years ago, which produced pyroclastic flows and lahars that reached the Pacific Ocean, and spread an airborne deposit of volcanic ash throughout the northern Andes. This last eruption followed a dormancy period of 14,000 years and is known as the 1280 Plinian eruption. The fourth eruptive phase was phreatomagmatic, indicating that a Crater lake was already present at that ...
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Pretty great #daytrip to a crater formed by a volcano that's 3 kilometers wide. We rode #mules down and then went across it for an hour or so, followed by a 4 hour journey on public buses and flagging down people to get us to the busses! 🗻 🌍
Sometimes I meet people that strike me as genuine. This woman. At Quilotoa Lake, Ecuador, did the trick. With the child on her back she strives as a woman in charge of her culture. #quilotoalake#quilotoa @davidgiraldo