mandag 11. april 2016

Where on Google Earth #555

So it's my turn again, after finding Andrew's Arabian volcanoes. Volcanoes in Saudi Arabia ought not to be a great surprise, after all the Red Sea is an active spreading rift. Yet we tend to think that deserts and sand dunes are bad enough, I guess - but there are quite a few active volcanoes in Saudi Arabia including one very near the holy city of Medina.

So this time, no desert for a change.

This time I ask for not only WHAT and WHERE it is, but also the underlying cause for it being where it is. Good hunting!

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.

5 kommentarer:

  1. I'm sorry, I guess I opened the wrong door...

  2. "Door" is actually not a bad hint for this. Just find the right one(s).

  3. Found it!! 20°39'1.83"N 89°48'29.82"W

    Located east of the town of Kopoma, Mexico, the holes one can see are cenotes that are the access points to the underground rivers under the Yucatan Peninsula.

    Next contest within the next 24 hours.

  4. Well done, Andrew!

    These cenotes are not only access points to underground rivers, they are ALSO located above the buried rim of the Chicxulub impact crater: