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Puakatike volcano description and photos - Chile: Easter Island. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Puakatike.
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The Pua Catici volcano is an extinct shield volcano on Easter Island. Its height is only 370 meters above sea level. It is one of the three volcanoes of this island and is located in its eastern part. The Pua Catici volcano is the lowest of them. All three extinct volcanoes on the island form a triangle when viewed from a bird's eye view. From the north, east and south, the Pua Catici volcano is surrounded by the ocean, and on the southwest side is the Rano Raraku volcano.
The last volcanic eruption took place over 230 thousand years ago.
The soil of this area is reddish. Due to erosion, the rocks are very high, and it is dangerous to walk along their edges. There is less vegetation and there is no possibility of archaeological excavations.
There is a statement that that if you connect all three volcanoes with straight lines on the map of the island, you get a perfect isosceles triangle. If you have a spirit of adventure, then exploring this fabulous island, you will conquer this small peak of the island - the Pua Catici volcano. ... On your way you will come across the majestic statues of Moai. And in the crater of the Pua Catici volcano you can see wild horses that just walk there and drink water on the shore of a small lake formed in the crater of the volcano. This is an indescribable sight!
You can walk or drive along the dirt road from Hanga Roa and end up at Hanga Pico, a seaport on the north coast of the island.
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