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The most recent eruptions at Sunset Crater stretch back 6 million years.

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Violent Landscape

The twisted, brilliant land forms of Sunset Crater bear witness to convulsions of the Earth — which may yet renew themselves

Let us say that a gnat with a lifespan of a few minutes came across the vast terrain of a human being lying stretched in the grass. Astonished and a little fearful, the gnat freezes motionless — anxious to know whether this mountain of a creature is dead or merely sleeping.

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