Oil and Gas
From Our Store
Gem & Mineral Books
Gfeller Leather Cases
Gold Books & Maps
Rock & Mineral Kits
Roadside Geology Guides
New Hampshire Map
New Jersey Map
New Mexico Map
New York Map
North Carolina Map
North Dakota Map
Rhode Island Map
South Carolina Map
South Dakota Map
West Virginia Map
» Earth Science Records
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!
Everest has rivals in tallness, altitude and distance to the center of Earth.
Deepest Lake in the World
Lake Baikal in southern Russia is the deepest lake in the World.
Greatest Ocean Depth
Deepest Point in the Ocean
The deepest point in the ocean is in the Mariana Trench.
The Most Explosive Eruption
is believed to have occurred at Wah Wah Springs, Utah.
Angel Falls in Venezuela. Image © Birget Prentner / iStockphoto.
Continent High Points
Highest Mountain on Each Continent
A map of continental high points.
The wave with the highest run-up was in Lituya Bay, Alaska.
The Sahara is huge but two polar deserts are larger.
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 largest earthquake ever recorded: Chile, 1960, Magnitude 9.5.
Largest Lake:in the World
How to measure? Volume? Surface area? Does salt water count?
Diving to the deepest part of the ocean in 1960.
Heart Mountain and Storegga are the largest known landslides.
Largest Oil Spills
Largest Oil Spills Map
Eleven oil spills from war, tanker wrecks and out-of-control wells.
produces eruptions over 300 feet high - taller than any other geyser.
might be the largest volcano but Mauna Kea and Ojos del Salado are rivals.
© 2005-2015 Geology.com. All Rights Reserved.
Images, code and content of this website are property of Geology.com. Use without permission is prohibited. Pages on this site are protected by Copyscape.