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A wellhead at the top of the Lake Maracaibo dike

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A wellhead at the top of the Lake Maracaibo dike

Keywords: Stock Photo Picture Wellhead Dike Subsiding Ground Sinking Earth Oil Drilling Energy Fossil Fuels Gasoline Petroleum Industry Environment Basin Las Bonillas Wells Petroleum Environmental Impact South America Venezuela Latin America Lake Maracaibo Zulia

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

Las Bonillas, Venezuela - Due to the massive volume of oil removed in the Maracaibo Basin, Lake Maracaibo has sunk, changing the geography of the region. In this photo, you can see the ground level of the town on the right is markedly lower than the water level of the lake on the left (~15 feet). In response, the Venezuelan government was forced to build an 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:
2.8
Shutter Speed:
1/1600s
ISO Setting:
500
Focal Length:
70.0mm
Image ID:
Venezuela_0167-Wellhead
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