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IMC No. 4 S-CL - No te Moai II (Volcano)

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Hidden : 06/12/2008
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Geocache Description:

No te Moai II (Volcano) International Multi Cache (The cache stash is not in the coords above writed... It's a Mystery Multicache)

This "secondary cache" can only be found with international team working because: 

This cache is just one cache of a set of 24 caches named "IMC No. 4 …" (IMC = International Multi-Cache) dedicated to the theme Fire, one of the four basic elements of Earth. These caches are hidden in 12 countries around the world:

Australia [AU], Canada [CA], Chile [CL], Czek Republic [CZ], Deutchland [DE], Spain [ES], Nederlands [NL], New Zealand [NZ], Portugal [PT], Singapore [SG], Thailand [TH] and South Africa [ZA]

In each country there is a "primary cache" and a "secondary cache".

The 12 primary caches are named "IMC No. 4 P-x - yyy" and the nn secondary caches "IMC No. 4 S-x - zzz" where x is the country code given above and yyy and zzz can be any additional name. 

The primary caches are almost like traditional caches. The only difference is, that they contain beside the "normal" content (stash-note, logbook, pencil, give-aways) a "lists of hints" for the secondary caches. 

To be able to search and find a secondary cache you need all hints from all 12 primary caches!

As the primary caches are scattered all over the world it will either require a lot of travelling or - and that is the intention of the IMC No. 4 - international cooperation: 

If you want to find this secondary cache, you should: 
1. Find a primary IMC No. 4 cache.
2. Contact finders of other primary IMC No. 4 caches and exchange the hints. 
3. Puzzle the hints together and …
4. … go and seek the secondary cache. 

The IMC No. 4 team wish you good luck!

Once obtained all the hints, they will have to be ordained and to resolve into the following form:

Latitude:  [AU] [CA]  (space)  [CL] [CZ].287

Longitude: [DE] [ES] [NL] [NZ]  (space)  [PT] [SG minus one] . [TH] [ZA]


Table with links to all 24 IMC caches

About the place of this Secondary Cache:

Easter Island is located in the oriental end of the Polynesian area, in the South Pacific Ocean, in the Latitude 27° 9' South, and the Longitude 109° 27' West. It is to 3.700 km from the coast of Mainland Chile and 2.600 km of Mangareva in the Gambier Islands. This location confers it the characteristic of being one of the isolated inhabited insular lands in the world.

The island has a triangular form with an approximate surface of 16.600 hectares, each one of its sides possesses a distance of 16, 17 and 24 km respectively, being the maximum width of the island 12 km.

Easter Island is a volcanic island of oceanic type, of recent age, structured by a complex cycle eruptive that culminated with the development of several eruptive centers, those that, associated to the erosive processes of the sea, they gave him the morphological features that today presents.

It fits to point out that Easter Island, inside the global context of the tectonic plates, is bound to a line of high caloric flow, well-known as "Easter Hot Line" that cuts the ocean Pacific to the latitude of 27° S approximately. Also, they form this line other volcanic islands as Salas and Gómez, San Félix and San Ambrosio, the island Pitcairn toward the West of the line of the Pacific and numerous submarine volcanos that give continuity to this "hot line" toward the West.

The volcanic triangle constituted by Island of Easter rises to about 3.000 mt on the oceanic bottom, and its oceanic base has trapezoidal form, reaching dimensions of 130 km x 90 km x 60 km x 100 km, approximately; that is to say, their basal surface is almost 50 times superior to the surface of the island and given its slope, its body structures a typical oceanic volcanic shield.

Easter Island is formed, in general features, for three main volcanic centers: Poike, Rano Kau and Terevaka. Recent studies demonstrate the difference and complexity of the volcanic processes that have structured these centers, being the Poike that of simpler evolution and, in turn, the oldest, as they reveal it the ages absolute potassium-argon that oscillate among 3 million years and less than 300 thousand years. The Rano Kau follows whose activity is relatively contemporary with that of the Poike; their ages oscillate between 2,56 million years and 180 thousand years ago but contrary to the Poike it presents a more complex final phase, characterized by sourrer eruptions (rich in silica). it Suffered violent eruptions that culminated with the explosion that generated the collapse of the central cone, giving origin to the formation of the crater that today can be observed.

On the other hand, the Terevaka is the product of multiple eruptions Icelandic type that they control two systems of fractures of approximate direction N - S, from Hanga Roa until Puna Pau. It is considered that their last eruptive activity happened between 10 thousand and 12 thousand years ago, corresponding to the flow of lava of Hiva Hiva, in the Roiho area. Other structures secondary volcanic exist in each one of these centers, as the eruptive line from Orito Mount To the Te Manavai crater, going by the the Rano Kau crater toward the Motu Kao Kao, Motu-Iti and Motu-Nui (3 small island in front of Orongo) and probably toward other submarine volcanic structures, to the SW of the island. Without a doubt this line controls the domes traquitic of the Poike and the cone of volcanic tuff in Rano Raraku. (

Don't forget: "Cache in, Trash out"

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