Saturday, September 19, 2020

Geological and meteorological wonders

Most interesting wonders of geology and meteorology.

Willamette Falls

An enormous waterfall which has been largely transformed by articifial dams. It is horseshoe shaped, 457 m wide and 12 m high. Its flow...

Crack in the Ground

Unusual volcanic formation - some 3.2 km long and up to 9 m deep crack. It formed by the sinking of an enormous block...

Hole-in-the-Ground

Large, circular maar - a volcanic explosion crater. Its diameter is some 1,600 m, the floor is around 150 m below the surroundings but...

Haystack Rock

A 72 m tall basaltic rock stack in the sea, near beach. At low tide it can be reached by foot. Location, GPS coordinates: 45.8844 N...

Big Wally – Wallowa Lake Monster

Many reports, including legends of native people about enormous, manatee-like animal, which is up to 15 m long. The elongated lake is 5.6 km...

Crater Lake (Oregon)

A round, beautiful lake in caldera of Mount Mazuma volcano. The caldera is 655 m deep and formed geologically recently: 7,700 years ago when...

Fort Rock

An unusual landmark - tufa ring which rises 105 m above the surrounding plain. The diameter of this formation is around 1,360 m. Location, GPS...

Pomona Natural Bridge

A beautiful, impressive natural bridge which has formed in sandstone rock. It is 27.4 m wide and only 2.4 m wide. Location, GPS coordinates: 37.64882 N...

Starved Rock

Prominent cliff at Illinois River which rises some 30 m tall. Around the Starved Rock, in the small side valleys of Illinois River have...

Wildcat Canyon Falls

Some 38 m tall waterfall in a beautiful setting. A small, perennial stream falls here over picturesque sandstone rocks. This might be the tallest...