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This is a view into the pumice-stone quarry Wingertsberg near the small town Mendig in the German low mountain range Eifel. It is the highest pumice stone wall in Europe - up to 60 m! I took a picture of this part because here you can see the layers of the different volcano eruptions very well. The Wingertsberg is a part of the region very near to the crater of the Maria Laach - Volcano, which exploded about 11.000 years ago. Here you can receive an impression how much the surroundings of the volcano were buried unter the lava of the eruption. A total of about 5 cubic kilometers of material was ejected.
Still today the underground of the Eifel is about 200°C hotter than the underground of other regions of Germany.
In the last 700.000 years there were about 100 eruptions in the Eifel. Still today this region is lifted about 2 mm a year - a proof that in the depth still material is melted on.
Experts point out, that 11.000 years are at most a second in the history of our planet...

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