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Documentary: Countdown to a Catastrophe – Volcanoes (VIDEO)

info-pictogram1 1,900 volcanoes worldwide are considered active. Many are widely unknown, such as Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At an altitude of 3500 meters a hot lava sea boils and bubbles at 1000° Celsius.

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Subhana’llah: Verzasca River (IMAGES)

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info-pictogram1 The Verzasca is a Swiss 30-km long mountain river originating at Pizzo Barone and flowing into Lake Maggiore. It is known for its clear turquoise water and vibrant colored rocks, as well as its treacherous currents. Its water is crystal clear, and the depth does not exceed 10 meters. Its average temperature is 7 – 10  °C.

 

Indian plane dives 1,500m as pilot ‘sleeps’

Civil aviation suspends two pilots after mid-air dive over Turkey as pilot “slept” and co-pilot used computer tablet.

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Source: http://www.aljazeera.com/

India’s civil aviation regulator has ordered Jet Airways to suspend two pilots after a flight to Brussels dived 1,500 metres, forcing air traffic controllers to issue an emergency warning.

The Times of India said the captain was on a scheduled rest break when the plane dropped over Turkey, putting it at an altitude assigned to another aircraft last Friday.

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TALLEST VOLCANO ON EARTH (IMAGE)

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The tallest volcano on Earth is Hawaii’s Mauna Kea that reaches a height of 4,207 meters. According to Hawaiian myths, the peaks of the mountains and volcanoes were holy places where only the priests were allowed to visit. However, as the history progressed, nowadays, the slopes are considered best for astronomical observations.

THE SUNKEN FOREST OF LAKE KAINDY (IMAGE)

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Lake Kaindyis a 1,300 feet long lake in Kazakhstan that is nearly 30 meters deep in some areas.The lake was created after an earthquake in 1911 that triggered a large landslide forming a natural dam. Then rainwater filled the valley and created the lake. The water is said to be very cold there even in summer. But if you are fond of trout fishing, it is a great place to do it.