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Villarrica crater close up, Jan 2010

 
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Villarrica crater close up, Jan 2010
Close up view of Villarrica volcano's crater in Jan 2010, lava lake approx 100 m below bottom of crater as judged by subsequently installed camera over crater centre. View from bench just inside crater rim on the west side. Wide view here.

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hshdudeAwesome

hshdude

Voted 10/10

You installed a camera over the crater center? That is very cool. Are the pics online?
Posted Feb 26, 2010 6:53 am

BaarbRe: Awesome

Baarb

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I was helping out with the field work for the project but it's being headed up by a colleague. The pics are mainly for science use at the moment and so probably won't be come out in a publication for a year or so. You can only actually see the centre of the lake as there appears to be a crust overlaying the sides, no idea how long that will remain intact for though.
Posted Feb 27, 2010 11:24 am

JoelSkokUnthinkably terrifying

JoelSkok

Voted 10/10

Visions of human sacrifices come to mind....Not a good thought but a most incredible photograph
Posted Dec 28, 2010 10:38 pm

BaarbRe: Unthinkably terrifying

Baarb

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Thanks, was pretty lucky there wasn't too much gas obscuring the view. Normally it's a lot more hazy.
Posted Mar 5, 2011 3:06 pm

RayMondoBase Jump !

RayMondo

Voted 10/10

Either this is the one, or another where some people based jumped it from a helicopter.

Nevertheless, I go along with the "terrifying" by any approach. Though still amazingly cool that such places exist. Awesome indeed.
Posted Mar 5, 2011 4:17 pm

BaarbRe: Base Jump !

Baarb

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Could well have been Mutnovsky in Russia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqCNs-NRasc) If you jumped into this there's no way you'ld be coming out again.
Posted Mar 10, 2011 4:42 pm

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BaarbSubmitted by Baarb
on Jan 26, 2010 9:43 am

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