Felix‘ WoGE #293 led us to a giant dune field in northern Namibia, adding one more location to my where-I-need-to-go-list. The dunes stretch over hundreds of kilometers across southern Africa, which made it not too easy to find the actual spot. Luckily, I came across Heike’s thesis. Felix asked me to show some evidence for tsunamis in the Mediterranean in the next round, so find out whether I did or not. Should be rather easy.The rules are simple: Find the location on the image below, provide coordinates and a brief description of the geological feature in the comments. I do invoke the Schott rule (you need to wait for 60 minutes for every previous win), but limited to max. 48 hours. Posting time is 28 June, 16:04 UTC.The winner earns all the glory and the honour to host the next geological WoGE on her or his (geo)blog.
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Andreas Rudersdorf | 2011-06-29|11:44 (UTC)
Well, you did not show evidence for tsunamis in the Mediterranean – you showed Lusi, the mud volcano! Also known as the Sidoarjo mud flow, this spot can be found here:
Erupting since 2006, it has been in discussion wether a blowout at a nearby drilling site (most likely) or a distant earthquake (drilling company’s approach) triggered the event. Over 30000 people had to search for an new home.
RJ Davies et al. (2008): The East Java mud volcano (2006 to present): An earthquake or drilling trigger? Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 272, Issues 3-4, 15 August 2008, Pages 627-638.
The next WoGE will be posted soon!
Christoph Grützner | 2011-06-29|17:57 (UTC)
Yeah, you got it. Congratulations to your first WoGE. I hope to see you more often in the winning list now. Cheers, Christoph
Andreas Rudersdorf | 2011-06-29|14:28 (UTC)
I proudly present the 295th edition of “Where on GoogleEarth?” on http://andiwhere.wordpress.com
Andreas Rudersdorf | 2011-06-29|14:31 (UTC)
I am sorry for only providing a short link. Feel here’s the right one. http://andiwhere.wordpress.com/2011/06/29/where-on-googleearth-woge-295/