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Quilotoa Loop Ecuador

by WCC on June 8, 2012

in South America

Quilotoa is the name of a caldera , and therein the crater lake , while the westernmost volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes. Now, the highest point at 3914m height, diameter of the caldera is 3 km. The last eruption took place, possibly in 1280 instead. At that time there occurred a violent eruption, the lahar and pyroclastic flow to the Pacific reached. Since then, lies in the caldera up to 250 m deep crater with by minerals arising green color.

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At the bottom of the lake there are fumaroles, at the east side of the volcano are hot springs. For some time the Quilotoa a popular tourist destination: mostly from the nearby town Zumbahua of tourists come and pay admission for the view, popular is the 5-hour hike around the volcano, in about 3 hours you can to the caldera lake round-trip hike.

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