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Tallest MountainWorld\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Tallest Mountain Tallest Mountain Everest has rivals in tallness, altitude and distance to the center of Earth. Lowest Land PointsLand Below Sea Level Land Below Sea Level Several places on earth are over 100 meters below sea level! Deepest LakeDeepest Lake in the World Deepest Lake in the World Lake Baikal in southern Russia is the deepest lake in the World. Largest TsunamiLargest Tsunami Largest Tsunami The wave with the highest run-up was in Lituya Bay, Alaska.
Explosive VolcanoesThe Most Explosive Eruption The Most Explosive Eruption is believed to have occurred at Wah Wah Springs, Utah. Tallest WaterfallTallest Waterfall Tallest Waterfall Angel Falls in Venezuela. Image Birget Prentner / iStockphoto. Largest Impact CraterVredefort Impact Crater The Vredefort Crater is the largest and 2nd oldest impact crater visible on Earth. Continent High PointsHighest Mountain on Each Continent Highest Mountain on Each Continent A map of continental high points.
Deepest DiveBathyscaphe Trieste Bathyscaphe Trieste Diving to the deepest part of the ocean in 1960. Greatest Ocean DepthDeepest Point in the Ocean Deepest Point in the Ocean The deepest point in the ocean is in the Mariana Trench. Largest EarthquakeLargest Earthquake Largest Earthquake The largest earthquake ever recorded: Chile, 1960, Magnitude 9.5. Largest LakeLargest Lake in the World Largest Lake:in the World How to measure? Volume? Surface area? Does salt water count?
Largest MeteoriteLargest Meteorite Largest Meteorite Hoba, in Namibia, is the record - 66 tons of iron! Largest DesertLargest Desert Largest Desert The Sahara is huge but two polar deserts are larger. Largest VolcanoesLargest Volcanoes Tamu Massif might be the largest volcano but Mauna Kea and Ojos del Salado are rivals. Largest Oil SpillsLargest Oil Spills Map Largest Oil Spills Map Eleven oil spills from war, tanker wrecks and out-of-control wells.
Largest LandslideLargest Landslide Largest Landslides Heart Mountain and Storegga are the largest known landslides. Tallest GeyserTallest Geyser Steamboat Geyser produces eruptions over 300 feet high - taller than any other geyser.    

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