The opening post of my photo-trilogy “Rapa Nui- The Island. The People. The Museum”.
Rapa Nui is the island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean (also known as Easter Island), It’s just 14 miles (22.5 km) long and 7 miles (11.3 km) wide and is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. The nearest continental point lies in central Chile, at 3,512 kilometers (2,182 mi) away.
Rapa Nui is consisting mainly of three volcanoes: Terevaka (altitude 507 meters) forms the bulk of the island, while two other volcanoes, Poike and Rano Kau, form the eastern and southern headlands and give the island its roughly triangular shape. Rapa Nui and surrounding islets such as Motu Nui and Motu Iti form the summit of a large volcanic mountain rising over 2,000 meters (6,600 ft) from the sea bed. In the first half of the 20th century, steam reportedly came out of the Rano Kau crater wall. According to geologists the last volcanic activity on the island occurred 10,000 years ago.
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