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Antofalla Volcano and the Salar de Antofalla, Argentina – November 8th, 2009

25.8S 67.7W

November 8th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Volcanoes

Argentina - September 29th, 2009

Argentina - September 29th, 2009

The Salar de Antofalla runs horizontally through this orthorectified image of northwestern Argentina. It is a large playa of over 140 km (87 mi) in length, appearing here as a long and flat light grey area.

A cluster of volcanoes can be seen in the upper left quadrant, west of the salar. One of the largest of these is Antofalla, a big and very remote stratovolcano in Catamarca Province. It is located on the edge of the Puna de Atacama, a high desert plateau east of the Atacama Desert.

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