Where on Google Earth #143

Eines der schwersten (zumindest am längsten ungelösten) WoGE-Rätsel war Péters schöner Einblick in die präkambrischen/proterozoischen Teile der Südamerikanischen Platform. Es hat mir bewußt gemacht, wie beschämend wenig ich über diesen Kontinent weiß – im Prinzip nichts außer den Anden.

Hoffentlich haben die Leute WoGE nicht komplett aufgegeben nach dieser langen Pause. Für die, die es noch ausgehalten haben, gibt es nun das neue Rätsel:

For any new players to Where on (Google) Earth, simply post a comment with latitude and longitude (or a description of the location) and write something about what the features in the picture are, or how they have developed. If you win, you get to host the next one.

I invoke Schott's Rule: former winners have to wait 1 hour for each WoGE they got right.

Posting time is 19:25 CEST (17:25 UTC).

Good luck!

Kommentare (4)

  1. Peter L 13 ⟨ 10.10.08, 6:23 | #  ⟩

    46.267N - 12.329E
    I guess this WoGE post was meant to commemorate the ~2000 victims of the Vajont catastrophe. On Oct. 9, 1963 (yes, exactly 45 ago) a huge landslide has displaced the entire water reservoir of the Vajont dam in northern Italy, and the generated tsunami has obliterated several villages down-stream. Although there's still no consensus on what has caused the landslide, it seems quite obvious that the resulted tragedy was caused by human ignorance. Those interested in details can find information on en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vajont_Dam and several webpages linked here.

  2. fj 229 ⟨ 11.10.08, 7:52 | #  ⟩

    Yes, you're right.

    However, I found out about the anniversary only after deciding on the location. My boss uses it as an example of landslides in his lectures, and I have been close to that area just recently. So I did some web search on it and found out that it was just 45 years ago to the day I posted it.

    It seems that the people operating the dam tried to induce a controlled, slow descent of the masses that already had been moving slowly the months before. For this, they repeatedly raised and lowered the water table. (Lecture notes by Dave Petley [Edit 01.03.12: Now only available on archive.org.])

    Ironically, the dam itself was designed very well – it took almost no damage from the accident.

    On http://www.vajont.net there are a lot of pictures of the dam and it's surrounding (both before and after). Sadly, it's only in Italian and French.

    I'm looking forward to your next WoGE challenge. Hopefully, it' not as hard as your previous.

  3. BrianR 4 ⟨ 11.10.08, 8:30 | #  ⟩

    the one before this one took so long, I don't think many people are playing anymore ... it would be nice to have a few relatively easy ones maybe?

  4. Peter L 13 ⟨ 11.10.08, 11:20 | #  ⟩

    WoGE #144 is posted. Good luck!

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