Wednesday, June 15, 2011

"some places haven't had rain in recorded history"

Licancabur Volcano is located in northern Chile near the border with Bolivia. The Stratovolcano's summit is 19,409 feet (6,017 m) and towers over Chile's Atacama Desert, a place so arid that some places haven't had rain in recorded history.

The volcano summit contains the world's highest lake (5913 m). It is 90 m by 70 m wide with a temperature of 6 deg C. The lake is remarkable because it is located in the Atacama desert and is the driest place on Earth, and has remained so for at least 500 years.

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