Donnerstag, 4. März 2010

Where on (Google) Earth #189

Hi everyone!

Prologue: This is my original blog in German. If you whish this page translated in English, click here - the Google translator is doing quite a good job these days. As I might draw little international traffic from the geoblog community, I invite anyone to put out a little tweet or some kind of referer on their page to this WoGE #189. Thank you!

I had the great honor of solving the last WoGE contest on Ron Schott's blog yesterday (the beautiful Rio Araguaia), so this is the new one. Here's how the game works: (taken from Ron's page)

"For those of you who may be unfamiliar with WoGE (who dat?), the object is to search Google Earth until you find the tract of land pictured below. Once you’ve found it, identify its latitude and longitude in the comments to this post and do what you can to describe the geological significance of this area or the landform in question. The winner (first person to post the correct location and geology) will have the honor of hosting the next WoGE competition on their own Geoblog. If you haven’t won (recently) or have just been thinking about starting your own geology blog it’s a great chance to win a little exposure among your colleagues and the bragging rights that go with that. If you’re getting bogged down or just want to take a break from searching, consider taking a tour of past WoGE localities – the list is getting quite impressive. And if you’re still looking for more of this Google Earth geo-goodness have a look at the new Pathological Geomorphology blog which was inspired by WoGE."

Plus, if you don't have your own geoblog, no problem- just ask a geoblogger to kindly host it for you.

Schott's Rule applies for those who have solved previous contests. I think it might be a bit easy, so north is unknown. Hint: It's an island.

Comments only in English, please.


  1. Hi Stryke,

    37° 17' S x 12° 40' W

    Some very interesting history associated with these islands (this one is "Inaccessible Island"). Discovered by the Dutch in 1652, it is an extinct volcano in the South Atlantic. Apparently the first sailors to land there had trouble getting past the beach, hence the name.


  2. Good job!

    I'd love to visit the whole Tristan da Cunha island group one day. The sheer remoteness alone is breathtaking.

    Also, there is at least one crater in the upper left side (SE in reality).

    Well, your turn now, Michael

  3. Thanks, Stryke!

    I don't have a blog yet, so if one of you guys wouldn't mind hosting the next round, I'll be glad to send a pic and some text for the next WoGE.


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  5. Ok, I've been meaning to do this for a while, so here goes! WoGE #190: