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Lake Disappears in Chile

Posted June. 22, 2007 03:23,   


A large 2-hectare (6000-pyeong) lake located in the Bernado O’Higgins National Park in the southernmost region of Magallanes, Chile, has suddenly disappeared. Filled with melted glacier water, the lake was in a normal state (left) in March, but started vaporizing in late May and is now completely dry (right). Chile’s National Forest Service experts say the water seeped through cracks in the lake floor created by recent minor earthquakes in this area.