In the southern part of the Central range is the volcano Hangar . related to Middle volcanic zone. Not so long ago it was considered an extinct volcano, now he is potentially active, and therefore dangerous. About 400 years ago there was its last eruption. The crater of the volcano, overlooking the Caldera filled with water and forms a beautiful lake with a depth of 150 m and dimensions 2,8×2,1 km from the lake there are three small islets.
The Caldera of the volcano Khangar is covered by forest, the slopes are covered with extrusive outputs of the beautiful volcanic glass (obsidian), which has red coloring with a variety of striped and spotted patterns. Obsidian is widely used as a facing and ornamental material.
The Khangar volcano is considered the most picturesque place of Kamchatka. Its height is 2000 m. the history of the volcano pretty difficult. Today it is a heavily truncated cone, having the crater-the Caldera, and located in a wide intermountain hollow. Almost on all sides of the volcano washed by the waters of the river bell, and only on one side it is adjacent to the watershed crest of the Sredinny range.
The walls of the crater are varied, light color, indicating intense fumarolic activity in the final activity period of the volcano. From the bottom of the volcano after the formation Continue reading
Have you ever seen a miracle? Such, the faint? No need skeptical to shake his head and say that miracles do not happen, because on Earth there are such places, visiting you must believe in miracles.
On the river you can take a romantic boat ride.
This charming place in Mexico’s Mayan Riviera was discovered recently, in 2005, by happy coincidence, a local farmer. Rio Secreto is a river in the cave under the ground with many beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Despite the large number of obstacles, the cave is quite safe for tourists: one can descend into the deep to see the underwater life, while others just take a boat ride along the romantic river.
Colored lake Kelimutu, Indonesia
Lakes change their colors due to the many minerals dissolved in water.
On the Indonesian island of Flores at a height of more than a thousand miles in the craters of Kelimutu volcano is located three unusual lake. Within a couple years, they independently from each other are changing color: can be turquoise, green, red and even black. Residents of the local villages believe that the souls of the dead there goes the people, Continue reading
How many lakes in Karelia?
Lakes is a true visiting card of the Republic. Only relatively large lakes – more than 60 thousand, but the exact number of lakes along with forest Lambada (the so-called Karelia in small forest lakes) is almost impossible to calculate. But the statistics are impressive – the total area of lakes of Karelia — about 18 thousand square kilometers. According to experts, 25% of the area of Karelia occupied by the lake – from giant to tiny reservoirs of lambesc.
Large lakes of the Republic of Onega and Ladoga.
Lake Onega (Onega) – it also informally called Onega sea – is located in the southeastern part of the Republic. On the shores of lake Onega are located in the city of Petrozavodsk, Kondopoga, Medvezhyegorsk. The lake is fed by about 50 rivers, and flows only one — the Svir river.
The lake area without the Islands is from 9.7 thousand square km (without Islands); the volume of water mass is 285 cubic meters; the length from North to South — 245 km, maximum width — to 91.6 km, Average depth is 30 m and the maximum is 127 m. the Height above sea level of 33 m. the length of the coastline on the mainland 1542 km, with Islands — 2699 km
Lake Ladoga (Ladoga; the historical name is nebo) is the largest freshwater lake in Europe. Continue reading