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A wellhead at the top of the Lake Maracaibo dike

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Caption:
A wellhead at the top of the Lake Maracaibo dike
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Notes:

Las Bonillas, Venezuela - Venezuelan boys ride their bicycles on a dike. Due to the massive volume of oil removed in the Maracaibo Basin, Lake Maracaibo has sunk, changing the geography of the region. In response, the Venezuelan government was forced to build this earthen dike around sub-sea-level Lagunillas to prevent encroachment by the waters. Many consider the dike to be a disaster in the waiting, with the potential of an earthquake causing soil liquifaction and submerging a large population.

City/Location:
Las Bonillas
State/Province/
Subregion:
Zulia
Country:
Venezuela
Camera:
Aperture:
13.0
Shutter Speed:
1/50s
ISO Setting:
640
Focal Length:
16.0mm
Image ID:
Venezuela_0208-Wellhead_Valve
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