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Inside Krafla caldera
Iceland

Krafla was a mighty volcano once but it is a vast spectacular caldera now. Major fissure zone which runs across it from south to north has produced almost thirty eruptions up to date, last dated between 1975 and 1984 became famous as Krafla fires for its distinctive curtains of lava fountains, expression of basaltic volcanism. For it is very close to earth hell, as the name of Víti crater lake suggests, man tries to tame it and harvest power. You can now therefor admire astounding shapes of Krafla thermal powerplant looking like a science fiction.

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Uploaded: 16/06/2009
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