One of the world’s largest volcanic caves Today’s Video of the Day comes from the European Space Agency (ESA) and features a look at La Cueva de los Verdes lava tube, one of the largest volcanic caves in the world.
Located in Lanzarote, Spain, the “tube” measures roughly 6 miles in length and has been mapped by geology experts at ESA’s Pangaea-X campaign. 10 Largest Caves In The World, Ranked By Size. 1 10 Clearwater Cave System, Malaysia. Situated in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia, the limestone Clearwater Cave System consists of a series of interconnected … 2 9 Lechuguilla Cave, New Mexico. 3 8 Wind Cave, South Dakota. 4 7 Shuanghedong Cave Network, China. 5 6 Optymistychna Cave, Ukraine.
The Clearwater Cave System is the longest cave in Southeast Asia, and has one of the largest passages. Source: flickr.com Located within Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Lechuguilla Cave was discovered by miners who heard rushing winds in the 1950’s. One of the world’s largest volcanic caves as seen above in the video shows the length and depth of how big this cave really is.
The project was funded by Cabildo of Lanzarote and the University of Padova, Italy.
By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer
Video Credit: European Space Agency (ESA), Virtual Geography Agency (VIGEA)