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May 6

Ambato Canton, Ecuador

Chimborazo

Massive volcano in the Andes is the farthest point from earth's center 

Despite Everest’s massive peak, at 29,029 feet above sea level, Chimborazo in the Ecuadorean Andes is the farthest point from the center of the earth.

No slouch in the size department, Chimborazo is actually an inactive volcano that stands at 20,565 feet. It makes up for the 9,000-foot difference between itself and Everest with the equatorial bulge. Only one degree south of the equator, the earth is thicker nearer the equator and makes up the extra difference for Chimborazo. When all is said and done, Chimborazo measures 7,113 feet farther from the center of the earth than Mount Everest and is a whopping 3,967 miles from earth’s center.

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