Sunday, October 18, 2015

Under this open landscape are found the Undara lava tubes.  Volcanic shapes are seen in the distance and it could be said that those landforms are totally dormant - this land is ancient and mostly flat.

In contrast, Indonesia is no distance away but is a location with active volcanoes where a string of large islands surround a long string of active volcanoes. Mildly active is it.  None the less the population density breaks all records - as I understand.  A long treck in the pre-dawn to view a smoky volcano is a popular endeavour.
Two utterly cataclysmic eruptions are recorded among others.  One eruption was in the much more distant past and has become the scene of a peaceful picturesque and very deep extensive crater lake about 100ks in length. It grabs the imagination.

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