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5 Geographical Oddities Everyone Should Know

5 Geographical Oddities

Know about the weirdest geographical wonders around the world

June 27, 2017 4123 Views

The Earth is filled with tonnes of mysteries and astounding facts that many people probably don’t know about. It is continuously changing, shifting, and exposing new secrets for human beings to wonder at. The planet is vast and full of jaw-dropping natural wonders. Volcano eruptions, meteor crashes, strong winds, water currents and many other natural erosion are continuously changing the shape of the planet. These changes help in the formation of many geological wonders. The list given below will help you know about many landscapes whose beauty, scale, and significance are often unknown. So without further ado, let’s get started!

The Three Sisters, Australia

The Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia are a trio of unusual rock formation. Meehni (922 m), Wimlah (918 m), and Gunnedoo (906 m) were formed by land erosion. Due to the erosion caused by rain, wind and river the cliffs surrounding the valley were broke off.

Crystal Caves, Mexico

Giant Crystal Cave or Cave of the Crystals is the largest known crystal formation in the world. The biggest crystal found in the cave is 12m in length, 4m in diameter and 55 tons in weight. The mineral rich water which flows inside this cavern plays a huge role in maintaining the astonishing structure of these crystals. The place is extremely hot with air temperatures reaching up to 58 degree Celsius and 90-99% humidity.

Wave Rocks, United States

Wave Rocks are huge geological sandstone formations located in between the border of US states of Arizona and Utah. These rock formations had an age of 190 million years and were established by constant erosion of rocks. People generally use GPS service for locating the actual spot of the rocks. It is also one of most exciting photographic spots in the country and famous among photographers and hikers for its colourful wave formations.

The Door To Hell, Turkmenistan

The Darvaza Gas Crater is locally known as ‘The Door to Hell’, and is located in Derweze, Turkmenistan. It is a natural gas field and was set on fire by the geologists to stop spreading of the methane gas in the atmosphere. The crater is 30m deep and 69m in diameter, and it has been burning continuously since then.

Eye of Sahara, Mauritania

The Richat Structure is also known as the Eye of the Sahara and is a prominent circular feature in the western part of Sahara. It is an elliptical (egg-shaped) dome with diameters of 40kms and looks like a huge bull’s eye from space stations.

These are only a handful of geographical wonders across the globe, there are many more to the list. We hope you’ve found this blog interesting to read, and if you do, then do share it with your loved ones and keep on visiting our website for such engaging pieces of work. And as a college student, if you’re facing difficulty in completing your dissertation, then you can take assistance from our professionals working at Dissertation First. We have a team of professional writers, editors and proofreaders to provide the best dissertation writing assistance to the UK-based students. We support scholars by offering dissertation help at the most affordable prices. Contact us right now and get assured of the excellent grades.

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