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Where on GoogleEarth? WoGE #290

I found TannisWoGE #289 more or less by accident, just having a quick look and suddenly realizing that I am in the right area. It was more difficult to find some literature about the Bomapau and Kiriwina Islands. A great area, very high seismicity and a complex tectonic situation. Seems to be a fantastic destination for holidays as well, all those beautiful atolls must be great for divers. I set up a new one now, and as I think it’s rather easy I do invoke the Schott rule (sorry, Ron and Felix): “Previous winners must wait at least one hour for each win that they have before posting a solution – other comments are okay”. Posting time was 07:43 UTC.

The general rules are simple: Find the location, provide coordinates and describe the geological feature in the comment. A list of all former WoGEs can be found at Felix’ blog.

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Christoph Grützner

Christoph Grützner

works at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge. He likes Central Asia and the Mediterranean and is looking for ancient earthquakes.

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5 Comments

  • Anne Jefferson | June 16, 2011|14:59 (UTC)

    It’s Sarez Lake and the Usoi Landslide Dam in Tajikistan. The lake is impounded by the world’s highest landslide dam (550 m) formed by an earthquake in 1911.

    Coordinates 38.278 N 72.611 E.

    I use this as a teaching example in my Fluvial Processes class, so I thought it looked familiar. Though I usually show the satellite image of the whole lake (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/EarthObservatory/Lake_Sarez,_Tajikistan.htm) – I like the way you’ve done it because you can really see the dam.

  • Christoph Grützner | June 16, 2011|15:43 (UTC)

    Anne, you are right. It’s a great example, I would really like to see this huge slide with my own eyes. There is still a lot of concern if the dam would survive the next strong earthquake, which will definitely happen.
    WoGE # 291 is yours!

  • Anne Jefferson | June 16, 2011|17:18 (UTC)

    The new WoGE is up now: http://all-geo.org/highlyallochthonous/2011/06/where-on-google-earth-291/ Get your feet wet!

  • Felix Bossert | June 18, 2011|22:02 (UTC)

    Christoph: no need to say sorry because of the Schott rule. On the last challenges the “oldtimers” did beat me uneducated newcomer that bad, that I had to disappear on holiday. So everyone relax one more week before I am going to be back on hunting.

  • Felix Bossert | June 26, 2011|14:35 (UTC)

    WOGE 291 is at http://all-geo.org/highlyallochthonous/2011/06/where-on-google-earth-291/

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