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Earth Science Records
Learn about the highest, lowest, deepest, saltiest, largest, most powerful and more!
Tallest Waterfall Angel Falls in Venezuela. Image © Birget Prentner / iStockphoto.
Tallest Mountain Everest has rivals in tallness, altitude and distance to the center of Earth.
Largest Tsunami The wave with the highest run-up was in Lituya Bay, Alaska.
Lowest Land Points
Land Below Sea Level Several places on earth are over 100 meters below sea level!
Geology Tools - Hammers, field bags, hand lenses, maps, hardness picks, gold pans.
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.
Largest Earthquake The largest recorded earthquake: Chile, 1960, Magnitude 9.5.
Lightning Hot Spots
World Record Lightning - This lake has more lightning than any other place in the world.
The Most Explosive Eruption is believed to have occurred at Wah Wah Springs, Utah.
Largest Desert The Sahara is huge but two polar deserts are larger.
Largest Meteorite Hoba, in Namibia, is the record - 66 tons of iron!
Largest Lakes - How to measure? Volume? Surface area? Does salt water count?
Continent High Points
Highest Mountain on Each Continent A map of continental high points.
Largest Volcano - That title is shared by Tamu Massif, Mauna Kea and Ojos del Salado.
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.
Largest Landslides Heart Mountain and Storegga are the largest known landslides.
Bathyscaphe Trieste Diving to the deepest part of the ocean in 1960.
Steamboat Geyser produces eruptions over 300 feet high - taller than any other geyser.