Jayu Quta (Ladislao Cabrera)

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This article is about the lake in the Ladislao Cabrera Province, Oruro Department, Bolivia. For other uses, see Jayu Quta.
Jayu Quta
Crater de Jayu Kuta o Jayu Quta, Altiplano de Bolivia.jpg
Elevation 3,650 m (11,980 ft)[1]
Location
Jayu Quta is located in Bolivia
Jayu Quta
Jayu Quta
Bolivia
Range Andes
Coordinates 19°27′S 67°25′W / 19.450°S 67.417°W / -19.450; -67.417Coordinates: 19°27′S 67°25′W / 19.450°S 67.417°W / -19.450; -67.417[1]
Geology
Type Maar
Last eruption Unknown[1]

Jayu Quta (Aymara jayu salt,[2] quta lake,[3] "salt lake"; hispanicized spellings: Jayo Khota, Jayu Khota / Jayu Kkota) is a maar partially filled with water, in the Bolivian Altiplano, north of the Salar de Uyuni and east of the Salar de Coipasa, situated in the Oruro Department, Ladislao Cabrera Province, Salinas de Garci Mendoza Municipality, Villa Esperanza Canton. It was originally misidentified as a meteorite impact crater.

A smaller maar, named Niq'i Quta (Nekhe Khota / Nekhe Kkota, "mud lake"), is located southwest of Jayu Quta.

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