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



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