Where on Google Earth? WoGE #271

I have won my first WoGE on Friday, Florian had a great image of the Okavango delta in Botswana. So I have the great pleasure to host the actual quiz.  The rules are simple: Find out the position of the image placed below (provide coordinates) and give a short description of the geological features in the comments. The first to find out has the honor to host the next quiz on his (geo-) blog. I do not invoke the “Schott rule” since I chose to show only a small detail of the subject of interest. This means: Let the games begin!If you are not familiar with the rules of WoGE please read this.

A list of all former WoGEs can be found at Felix’ blog.

If there’s no hit within 24 hours I will give hints.

Hint 1 (2001/03/01, 19:47 CET):

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Christoph Grützner

Christoph Grützner

works at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Jena University. He likes Central Asia and the Mediterranean and looks for ancient earthquakes.

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  • Matt Hall | 2011-03-02|03:37 (UTC)

    36˚57’N, 4˚7’W Ventas de Zafarrayas, Spain.

    This is the type locality of the Ventas de Zafarrayas Fault, an important and seismically active normal fault at the border between Málaga and Granada provinces of southern Spain. From what I gather, movement on this fault was responsible for the devastating 1884 Andalusian earthquake which killed hundreds of people.

    I was looking here before your hint, because I noticed you’d worked in this area, and because it sort of just looked like Spain. The hint helped though, and encouraged me to go back to hunt again. I’ve only ever visited the northern parts of the country, but would love to travel around here some day. It looks… hot!

  • Christoph Grützner | 2011-03-02|07:14 (UTC)

    Matt, you’re right! It’s hot and beautiful. WoGE #272 is yours!
    The “Andalusian Earthquake” (~M6.7) happened on Christmas Day and destroyed three villages. As far as I know it was the first quake to cause an international relief action. The villages were rebuilt with anti-seismic measures. Some people say Picasso’s sister Dolores was born on this day prematurely because her mother was so shocked by the catastrophe.

  • Gillian (Reynardo) | 2011-03-02|03:56 (UTC)

    Oh nicely done! (quietly closes all the views of landslips in South America that I might have had open). I shall have to read more about this area now.

    (*plans to return to academia with a thesis based on all the amazing WOGE sites*)

  • Matt Hall | 2011-03-02|13:31 (UTC)

    That’s funny you mention the story about Picasso’s sister, as I’d read something about this in connection with the recent earthquake in New Zealand. A quick Google search just now turned up this story in Wired: apparently there is probably some connection.

    @reynardo_red: LOL, it would make a cool geo(morpho)logy project to build some sort of database out of these localities, with metadata, outcrop photos, etc. I expect @rschott or Felix is beavering away on this as we type…

    Just a heads-up: I am going to get WoGE #272 up tomorrow, Thursday, at about 4 pm… I will post here when it’s up, and tweet it of course.

  • Felix Bossert | 2011-03-03|07:09 (UTC)

    Hey Mat: what’s the meaning of “beavering”. I never heard it before and translations in the internet are kind of vague. Looks like some sort of Manchester slang to me??

  • Matt Hall | 2011-03-03|20:01 (UTC)

    @Felix: Ha! Have you heard the expression ‘busy as a beaver’? And I think ‘beavering’ needs ‘away’… it could be misconstrued otherwise.

    @everyone: WoGE272 is now up at Agile* Geoscience. Have fun!

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