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From Earth Science Picture of the Day; January 21, 2017:

Encore – Reunion Island Basalt

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Photographer: Vincent Dunogue; Abstract Authors: Vincent Dunogue, Stu Witmer

The photograph above exhibits columnar basalt alongside the sting of the Bras de la Plaine River on the island of Reunion. Reunion, an abroad area of France, is an island within the southern Indian Ocean about 500 mi (800 km) east of Madagascar. Extra basalt is within the Earth’s crust than some other rock and oceanic hotspots, similar to Reunion, are main places for basalt to happen. The Bras de la Plaine runs by means of the basalt plateau between the 2 volcanoes that type the oval-formed island. The western volcano, Piton des Neiges (Snow Peak), is the very best level on Reunion reaching a peak of 10,069 ft (three,072 m) above sea degree. It’s been dormant for 12,000 years. The japanese finish of the island is dominated by the defend volcano Piton de la Fournaise (Furnace Peak) greater than eight,565 ft (2,610 m) above sea degree is among the most lively volcanoes on Earth. Greater than forty % of the island is a part of the Reunion National Park and is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List of serious locations. Photograph taken July 14, 2011.

Bras de la Plaine River, Reunion Coordinates: -21.227778, 55.49425

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