Monday, January 21, 2008

Where on (Google) Earth #99

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Back on ClasticDetritus I solved WoGE #98 and found the Falkland Islands. The last two WoGE locations I have chosen were pretty easy I found out. Maybe this one is tougher. I removed the image attribution information.

For any new players to Where on (Google)Earth, simply put the lat-long or detailed description of the location in the comments below. It would be great if you also say something about the geography or geology and sometimes we share our tactics for searching. If you win, you get to host the next one. The Schott Rule (previous winners must wait for 1 hour for every win) is in effect.
Post time was 07:10 PM Central European Time. CET is GMT+1.

9 comments :

Ron Schott said...

I doubt it'll last until the Schott Rule waiting period runs out - volcanoes rarely do these days.

I understand why removing the copyright credits makes finding the image more challenging, but you may want to think about replacing them once the challenge is over as this is technically a violation of Google's Earth's Terms of Service. I doubt they'll complain, but I'd rather not give them reason to.

The Lost Geologist said...

You definitly have a point there. I will replace or remove the image once it has been solved. I hope people will say something about this WOGE though. Not just the location.

Peter L said...

Ron was right, volcanoes, especially active ones do not last :)

13.59N 40.68E

This is the Erta Ale shield volcano along the Afar rift in northeastern Ethiopia. A little patiente and we'll see an ocean there :)

The Lost Geologist said...

yeah right. famous because it has a lava lake in the centre almost all the time. it's your turn.

The Lost Geologist said...

i replaced the image with one with copyright info so no one feels infringed on their rights. looking forward to your woge peter.

CJR said...

Pictures and movies of the Erte Arle crater lake:

http://www.swisseduc.ch/stromboli/perm/erta/lake-en.html
http://www.swisseduc.ch/stromboli/perm/erta/movies-en.html

CJR said...

Pictures and movies of the Erte Arle crater lake here and here.

Peter L said...

Where on (Google) Earth #100 is up.

The Lost Geologist said...

I am having some travel plans for this year to Ethiopia. Friends of mine are moving there and they already invited me to come. Erte Ale is one of the top locations I want to see then. But don't hold your breath for pictures - it will be some time till then.