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New day at the Cuicocha lake

The sun rises over the lagoon Cuicocha, a volcanic crater that nature has turned into a lake. Nice view on the twin islands, the volcanic domes of Wolf and Yerovi Islands, result of subsequent eruptions.


This crater lake was created by a massive phreatic eruption about 3100 years ago.

Caldera is 3 km (2 mi) wide and is located at the foot of Cotacachi Volcano in the Western Cordillera of the Ecuadorian Andes.


Le jour se lève sur la lagune Cuicocha, un cratère volcanique que la nature a transformé en lac. Belle vue sur les îles jumelles, les dômes volcaniques des îles Wolf et Yerovi, fruit d’éruptions ultérieures.


Cette caldera a été crée par une éruption phréatique massive il y a environ 3100 ans.

Le cratère a un diamètre de 3 kms et est situé au pied du volcan Cotacachi dans la cordillère occidentale des Andes équatoriennes.


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Taken on September 3, 2012