Where on Google Earth #389

Some time ago already, I found Luis Filipe Miguel's WoGE 388, a nice alluvial fan at lake Alaköl in Kazakhstan. After that I was away for some days, and now everybody is hungry for a new challenge, so here it is.

If you want to know what WoGE is, see below the fold. Previous WoGEs are collected by Felix on his blog and in a KML file.

Please do not only post the coordinates In your solution, but also outline the general geology of the region and tell us what's so special about the lake in the centre.

This one may be a bit hard because of the lack of features. Therefore I will publish zoomed-out images if noboy finds the location after a few days. I invoke Schott’s rule, so newcomers (and people finding out about the new WoGE too late) have a chance.

Where on Google Earth #389. Click to embiggen.

Where on Google Earth #389. Click to embiggen.

For any new players to Where on (Google) Earth: simply post a comment with latitude and longitude and write something about the (geologic/geographic/geomorphologic) feature in the picture. If you win, you get to host the next one.

Schott's Rule is in effect: former winners have to wait for 1 hour for each WoGE they got right.

Posted on 26 July, 11:00 CEST (9:00 UTC).

Have fun and good luck!

Comments 3

  1. Felix Bossert 17 ⟨ 28 Jul 2013, 12:02 AM | #  ⟩

    6.4311°, 10.2713° Lake Nyos, Cameroon

    On August 21, 1986, possibly as the result of a landslide, Lake Nyos suddenly emitted a large cloud of CO2, wich suffocated 1700 People and 3500 livestock in nearby towns and villages. The Lake is a craterlake on
    the flank of an inactive volcano in the Oku volcanic plain. A pocket of magma lies beneath the lake and leaks CO2 into the water, changing it into carbonic acit. All this from Wikipedia:

    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Nyos)

    Great Idea Florian.

  2. fj 229 ⟨ 29 Jul 2013, 12:12 AM | #  ⟩

    That was quick!

    Some years ago, a venting pipe (producing a self-sustained ≈50m high jet) was installed in the lake to avoid further incidents. There’s an info page, which had also had a webcam that is now defunct.

    Felix, I’m looking forward to your new WoGE!

  3. Felix Bossert 17 ⟨ 29 Jul 2013, 06:23 PM | #  ⟩

    WOGE 390 is ready for hunting at : http://woge-felix.blogspot.de/2013/07/where-on-google-earth-390.html

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