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Earth Science Records
Learn about the highest, lowest, deepest, saltiest, largest, most powerful and more!
Lowest Land Points
Land Below Sea Level
Several places on earth are over 100 meters below sea level!
The Most Explosive Eruption
is believed to have occurred at Wah Wah Springs, Utah.
Everest has rivals in tallness, altitude and distance to the center of Earth.
Greatest Ocean Depth
Deepest Point in the Ocean
The deepest point in the ocean is in the Mariana Trench.
Deepest Lake in the World
Lake Baikal in southern Russia is the deepest lake in the World.
Angel Falls in Venezuela. Image © Birget Prentner / iStockphoto.
The wave with the highest run-up was in Lituya Bay, Alaska.
Continent High Points
Highest Mountain on Each Continent
A map of continental high points.
Largest Lake:in the World
How to measure? Volume? Surface area? Does salt water count?
The largest earthquake ever recorded: Chile, 1960, Magnitude 9.5.
Hoba, in Namibia, is the record - 66 tons of iron!
Largest Impact Crater
The Vredefort Crater
is the largest and 2nd oldest impact crater visible on Earth.
The Sahara is huge but two polar deserts are larger.
might be the largest volcano but Mauna Kea and Ojos del Salado are rivals.
Largest Oil Spills
Largest Oil Spills Map
Eleven oil spills from war, tanker wrecks and out-of-control wells.
Diving to the deepest part of the ocean in 1960.
Heart Mountain and Storegga are the largest known landslides.
produces eruptions over 300 feet high - taller than any other geyser.
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