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PN Lauca | Lago de Chungará and Volcán Parinacota
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The Lago de Chungará (4520 m a.s.l.) has been impounded by the deposit of a 6 km³ rock/debris avalanche originating from a volcanically induced collapse of the slopes of the now dormant Volcán Parinacota (6348 m, reflecting in the lake) approx. 8000 years ago.

Friday 22 September 2006 by Martin Mergili (3737 visits)
South America / Chile