torsdag 31. mars 2016

Where on Google Earth #549

Andrew's WoGE #548 was less difficult to find than it seemed at first look. A landslide-dammed lake between high mountains, with alpine glaciers and very small cultivated fields led me almost straight to the eastern parts of the Himalayas.

Along the way I took a detour and found this:

Note the orientation!

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.

3 kommentarer:

  1. Downstream from the Kolka Glacier in Ossetia, Russia.

    On the evening of September 20, 2002, in a cirque just west of Mt. Kazbek, chunks of rock and hanging glacier on the north face of Mt. Dzhimarai-Khokh tumbled onto the Kolka glacier below. Kolka shattered, setting off a massive avalanche of ice, snow, and rocks that poured into the Genaldon River valley. Hurtling downriver nearly 8 miles, the avalanche exploded into the Karmadon Depression, a small bowl of land between two mountain ridges, and swallowed the village of Nizhniy Karmadon and several other settlements.

    At the northern end of the depression, the churning mass of debris reached a choke point: the Gates of Karmadon, the narrow entrance to a steep-walled gorge. Gigantic blocks of ice and rock jammed into the narrow slot, and water and mud sluiced through. Trapped by the blockage, avalanche debris crashed like waves against the mountains and then finally cemented into a towering dam of dirty ice and rock. At least 125 people were lost beneath the ice.

    42.85N 44.52E.

    1. Didn't expect this one to be solved that quick, kudos....

  2. Contest #550: