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Laguna Quilotoa (Lake Quilotoa).

Quilotoa is a dacitic volcano located in the Western Cordillera of the Ecuadorian Andes. It erupted most recently in 1280 AD, producing large pyroclastic flows, lahars that reached as far as the Pacific coast, and ash-fall deposits that covered much of present-day northern Ecuador, disrupting the agricultural livelihoods of the pre-Columbian peoples of the region. Today, the volcano is best known for the deep crater lake within its caldera, which attracts large numbers of domestic and international tourists.


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