Saturday, August 3, 2019

Geological and meteorological wonders

Most interesting wonders of geology and meteorology.

Chicxulub crater

An ancient impact crater, with a diameter more than 180 km. One of the largest impact craters on Earth. It was shaped 65 million...

Ixtlán de los Hervores geothermal field

Geothermal field, where earlier used to be up to 14 geysers (it is possible that few still exist near Salitre village). Now here are...

Comanjilla Hot Springs

A group of hot springs, formerly - geysers. At the early 20th century the tallest of the 11 geysers - Geyser Humboldt - reached...

X’kekén Cenote (Dzitnup Cenote)

One of the most photographed cenotes, with beautiful deep blue lake and sun beam lighting it through the ceiling, numerous stalactites. At least 35...

Sótano de la Culebra

Narrow sinkhole with total depth of 360 m, free fall - 336 m. Location, GPS coordinates: 20.9468 N 99.6429 W (approximate) Categories: Sinkholes Values: Geology Rating: Where is located? North America, Mexico, Querétaro,...

Tahtzibichen Labyrinth

A natural cave labyrinth, Mayan site. Contains stone temples, small pyramids, sculptures, ceramics, human remains. Part of caves is inundated. Location, GPS coordinates: 20.8979 N 89.6087...

Sumidero Canyon

Very impressive canyon with giant abrupt cliffs rising above the Grijalva River. Unusual geological formations. Location, GPS coordinates: 16.8389 N 93.0735 W Categories: Canyons and ravines Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is...

Parícutin

Newly born volcano which appeared in cornfield in 1943 and grew 336 m tall over one year, finally achieving height of 424 m in...

Citlaltépetl (Pico de Orizaba)

The most prominent mountain between Colombia and Yukon, 5,636 m high stratovolcano. The 7th topographically most prominent mountain in the world. Contains permanent snow. Location,...

Hierve el Agua

One of the highest single travertine terraces formed by thermal springs. This bright white stone "waterfall" is 12 - 30 meters high. Location, GPS coordinates: 16.8655...