onsdag 9. desember 2015

Where on Google Earth #519

Felix found an opencast lignite mine near the German/Polish border for WoGE #518. It looked very European, and North-central at that, so it seems it took me only 11 minutes to find it! I was helped by the fact that it was a repeat of WoGE #207, but I only noticed that after I had found it. :)

Since I solved it quickly, I will post almost as quickly:

This one should be a little more difficult, I believe.

As always, the first person to post the position and whatever is interesting about the geology/hydrology/geowhatever in this location, wins the privilege of hosting the next WoGE.

Previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on 
his blog and a KML file.

4 kommentarer:

  1. Ole: not so difficult:

    -46.9084°, 37.8041° "Marion Island, South Africa's only historically active volcano, lies at the SW end of a submarine plateau immediately south of the SW Indian Ocean Ridge, opposite Prince Edward Island. The low profile of 24-km-wide dominantly basaltic and trachybasaltic Marion Island is formed by two young shield volcanoes that rise above a flat-topped submarine platform. The 1230-m-high island is dotted by about 150 cinder cones, smaller scoria cones, and coastal tuff cones. The earliest dated eruptions took place about 450,000 years ago, but much of the island is covered by Holocene aa and pahoehoe lava flows, and more than 130 scoria cones formed during the Holocene. Many of these appear younger than the 4020 BP peat layer overlying one of the flows (Verwoerd, 1981). Young unvegetated lava flows appear to be only a few 100 years old (Verwoerd, 1967). The first historical eruption, during 1980, produced explosive activity and lava flows from a 5-km-long fissure that extended from the summit to the west coast." [http://volcano.si.edu/volcano.cfm?vn=234070]

  2. This makes it 2 solved WOGE's in one day. Maybe we get 3?

  3. I like the "warty" look of this island. :)

  4. http://woge-felix.blogspot.de/2015/12/where-on-google-earth-520.html
    is ready for your pleasure