Lake Toba is the largest volcanic lake in the world and also the largest lake located in Sumatra
Lake Toba is in Northern Sumatra, about 45 kilometers from Berastagi at an altitude of 900 metres above sea level, about 200 km North of equator.
Lake Toba is a large – 100 kilometres long and 30 wide, but also deep – its depth is over 500 meters, so the Toba has the 11th place in the list of deepest lakes in the world.
For the first time, lake Toba has been described by the Dutchman Herman Neubronner van der Toucam, but because of his large size just through in 82 years, in 1929, it was identified as a Caldera.
Lake Toba was formed as a result of the most powerful in the last 25 million years of volcanic eruption that occurred about 73 thousand years ago.
The eruption of the SUPERVOLCANO Toba was incredible strength in the air has risen more than 2,800 cubic kilometers of volcanic rocks, more than 800 cubic kilometers of settled as ash.
Together with clouds of dust and ash was thrown up to three billion tons of sulfur dioxide. 20 000 square kilometers of land surface were destroyed in a moment.
The average temperature in the Northern hemisphere fell to 21 degrees. The population Continue reading
Back in my sister Kate visited Hungary. Its emotions and experiences are unable to leave the Marina indifferent. Finally last year, and Marina got there. A group of tourists arrived in the Spa town hévíz, Hungary. Marina thought she was in heaven =) Extremely-peaceful environment, unique natural landscape, unique landscapes envelop the consciousness. It seems that the Earth cannot be a place. Here feel one with nature, feel that you are part of it. Marina, of course, heard a lot about this city, about the therapeutic properties of lake hévíz, but until I saw it with my own eyes, did not understand all the charm.
The town of hévíz is one of the most famous resorts in Hungary, is located 180 km from the capital. And lake Heviz. which Marina mentioned, is the largest warm-water lake in Europe. It is fed by underground springs from the power which the water in hévíz is updated after 28 hours. His tiny radioactive water is saturated with calcium salts and potassium. Even the bottom of it is a source of benefit, because it is covered by healing mud.
The tourist season here is developed all year round, because the temperature of the water in the lake in summer is +34 – +35°C, and in winter +25 – +28°C. And that unique feeling of Paradise on earth, Continue reading
There is little that can be as fresh and calming than clear water surface of the lake. Beautiful lakes fascinate you and attract you, while the thrill of diving in deep, calm water is incomparable to anything else in the world. But how many in the world beautiful, alluring gifts of nature, and just as many lakes, representing a deadly danger. This danger is the creatures lurking in the depths, poisonous gases and radiation, and other harmful factors. Sometimes these lakes appear because of the person but often it is the result of Mother nature. I present to you a selection of the most dangerous lakes in the world.
The name speaks for itself. Located on Dominica, a beautiful Caribbean island, this lake is actually the second largest natural hot spring on earth. The water temperature in the lake reaches a boiling 90 degrees Celsius and is unlikely to be willing to check the temperature of the source on their skin. Just look at the pictures and it becomes clear that water is almost boiling. The temperature cannot be adjusted, because it is the result of a crack on the bottom of the lake, Continue reading