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Earth Science Records
Learn about the highest, lowest, deepest, saltiest, largest, most powerful and more!
World Record Lightning
World Record Lightning
- Lake Maracaibo has more lightning than any other place in the world.
Heart Mountain and Storegga are the largest known landslides.
Largest Volcano -
That title is shared by Tamu Massif, Mauna Kea and Ojos del Salado.
Lowest Land Points
Land Below Sea Level
Several places on earth are over 100 meters below sea level!
Angel Falls in Venezuela. Image © Birget Prentner / iStockphoto.
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.
The wave with the highest run-up was in Lituya Bay, Alaska.
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?
Continent High Points
Highest Mountain on Each Continent
A map of continental high points.
Hoba, in Namibia, is the record - 66 tons of iron!
The Sahara is huge but two polar deserts are larger.
Largest Impact Crater
The Vredefort Crater
is the largest and 2nd oldest impact crater visible on Earth.
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.
produces eruptions over 300 feet high - taller than any other geyser.
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