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Earth: The Pale Blue Dot – Batur Volcano

Jaime TrosperMarch 11th 2013
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Image credit: Agoes Antara via 500px

In what looks to be a scene from a movie, photographer Agoes Antara captures the billowing scenery surrounding Batur Volcano and Lake Batur, which are located in northeastern Bali.

The volcano is certainly one of the most impressive (pre-historic) calderas in the world, as it rises more than 700 meters about the terrain (or about 1,717 meters above sea level) and is 13.8 km by 10 km in size. It also has an impressive history as well. It has erupted some 22 times since 1804, when it was registered. After which, since 1917, it erupted 3 more times. Once in 1926, another time in 1974 with the last occurring in 1994.

This article is part of a series, Earth: The Pale Blue Dot, which explores and highlights some of the amazing and beautiful natural features of the planet Earth.

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