Sunday, September 8, 2019

A series of terrifying acid gates of hell in the world

Behind the enchanting beauty of the vibrant colors from green, red to yellow, the eye-catching lakes are full of acid, hiding many unpredictable hazards for visitors.

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Kawah Ijen Lake (Indonesia)
Kawah Ijen Lake (Indonesia): Located in Banyuwangi district, East Java, Indonesia, Kawah Ijen Lake is located on the crater of 2,148 m high above sea level. This eye-catching "turquoise" water has a diameter of 722 m, a depth of 200 m and a volume of 36 million m3. Dubbed the largest natural acid lake in the world, this place attracts numerous tourists every year. Photo: Ijen Volcano Tour.
Kawah Ijen Lake (Indonesia)
The sulfuric acid level in the lake is high with an inshore pH of 0.5, and in the middle of the lake is 0.13. This harmful chemical is so concentrated that it can dissolve everything you drop into the lake. The space around the lake is covered with sulfur gas that smells like rotten eggs or nasty ammonia. However, despite the hazardous surroundings, many people without protective clothing still exploit sulfur here. Photo: Extremal.mirtesen.

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Berkeley Pit Lake
Berkeley Pit Lake (USA): Formed in an open-pit copper mine in Butte, Montana, Berkeley Pit is known as the deadly gateway to hell in the United States. More than 151 cubic meters of water in the lake is dark red, filled with heavy metals and sulfuric acid. The toxic is so dangerous to health that no one dares to approach the lake. Photo: Pinterest.
Berkeley Pit Lake
In 2016, Independent reported that about 10,000 of the 25,000 geese that landed in the area were found dead in the lake by the Montana Environment and Resources Protection Agency (EPA). Earlier, in 1995, more than 300 geese died in kidneys containing heavy metals. Photo: Pinterest.
Dallol Volcanic Lake
Dallol Volcanic Lake (Ethiopia): Located in the desert of low-lying Danakil, Ethiopia, the Dallol volcano lake attracts attention by the eye-catching blue, yellow. Behind its brilliance, the lake is a pit of death filled with acid, sulfur, iron and metal. The concentration of toxic chemicals here is high. Photo: Tourist life.
Dallol Volcanic Lake
Despite being the harsh land on Earth, the enchanting beauty of this place still attracts visitors to explore and admire. Bridget Thackwray, a tourist from New Zealand, said: "The closer I get to the lake, the more sulfur the smoke burns my lungs as I breathe. The experience of walking here is really uncomfortable. Meanwhile, the hot breezes keep blowing with more sulfur smoke. The only way to reduce discomfort is to stand behind the rocks. " Photo: National Geographic.

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