Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Hottest Spot on Earth

Staying at an average 94 degrees the year around makes the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia the hottest place on the globe. Not only does the heat come from above, but it sits on an active volcano called Dallol. At 395 feet below sea level,
Dallol is the lowest lying land volcano in the world. This is not an easy place to get to...there are no roads, no trains, and only travel by jeep or camel will get you there. But you need to be with armed guards...a group of tourists were killed this year by terrorists when visiting.

Photo: Luke Duggleby

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