terça-feira, 3 de fevereiro de 2015

#472

After some bad decisions in some of previous WoGE, my logic (a non-geologist one) paid off! :)

Now, keeping the snow, let's head to #472:


To me, this would be hard, almost impossible, but to Ole, 24 hours should suffice ;)

Anyway, your goal is to find out the exact location and the geology of this place and, if you are the first, you can have the honor of presenting the next WoGE.
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Rules, tips and previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on his blog and a KML file is available with all WoGEs.

7 comentários:

  1. Luis, your WOGE is not 471, it should be 472 :-)

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    1. You're right! There's so much "exploding" near me that I mistook the number!

      Done!

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  2. One week later and ... it's time for a hint!
    Well, I've already given two, in my last two comments!

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  3. Sometimes even I get bogged down in work, so much that even when I have guessed the correct area I just don't have the time to search through all of Kamchatka. :)

    54.431°N 160.139°E, Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka peninsula.
    On June 3, 2007, a massive mudflow inundated two thirds of the valley burying several of the over 30 identified geysers, incidentally the only geyser field on the Eurasian continent.

    Snow and green valleys are not a decisive clue. The western valley in teh picture seens to have changed direction at some point, indicating active tectonics. The shape of the snow patches in the northern end look like they would fit around some volcanic structure, a caldera or similar. And of course, stratified rocks are sometimes sedimentary, sometimes volcanic. So Kamchatka was not too hard, but that still left a HUGE area to search! So I didn't, I found it through http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volcanoes_of_Kamchatka :D

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  4. And here is WoGE #473: http://overburdenblog.blogspot.no/2015/02/where-on-google-earth-473.html

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