11km NNW of West Yellowstone, Montana
Yellowstone is one of the largest known volcanoes in the world and the largest volcanic system in North America. The volcano is found above an intra plate hot spot that feeding the magma chamber underneath Yellowstone for at least 2 million years.
The giant Caldera is the product of a major collapse of the crust after 3 so-called ultra-plinian or Super-volcano volcanoes – large explosive events that occur several hundred to several thousand cubic km of magma. These eruptions happened 2.1, 1.3 and 0.64 million years ago.
Yellowstone is also the world’s largest hydrothermal system. It contains 182 Geysers, mud pools and fumaroles. The most famous feature in Yellowstone is old faithful geyser.
Future Super-volcano eruptions at Yellowstone?
Yellowstone Magma Chamber is considered to be still active and contain at least 15,000 cubic km of melt.
It can not be excluded and predicted that there will be another Super-volcano eruption at Yellowstone in the future (geological).
In recent years, the Caldera has been studied and monitored more closely. In recent years, Yellowstone demonstrates unrest in the form Continue reading
Lakes located in the U.S.
The most famous lakes in the US – this is the Great lakes, which are connected by the Straits and rivers. The area of these lakes exceeds 245 thousand square kilometers, water volume is more than 22 thousand square kilometers. The great lakes are for the world’s largest group of freshwater lakes. The surface of the lake is from all of the world’s surface fresh water and 21 %. The people of the shores of these lakes received the name “third coast”, after the Pacific and Atlantic. Average lake depth exceeds the depth of the Baltic sea and the North sea.
The system of the Great lakes is the great lakes, in the amount of five pieces, and many smaller ones. The lakes are small Islands, which amounts to thirty five thousand. The largest freshwater lake in the world is Lake superior. The second largest of all the Great lakes is lake Huron. Lake Michigan ’ s fourth largest freshwater lake. The tenth largest freshwater lake– Erie. The smallest largest lake system in the Great lakes – Ontario. Great lakes shipping industry actively developed. The goods are transported by special courts, called “brown truck” or “serniki”, the length of which can reach three hundred meters. They are the largest Continue reading
The largest lakes of Russia
In diameter parts giant is inferior to the Tule Tree in Mexico: measurement 2005 diameter — 11,62 m. About his age and the number of stems scholars still argue, but green giant has long made the list of UNESCO.
The largest animal in the world
The largest land animal currently living on the planet is the savanna elephant (this is often referred to as the African elephant). The largest buck registered weighed more than 12 tons. Mostly males weigh about 5 tons, and females are much smaller — up to 3 tons. Elephants live up to 65-70 years.
However, the absolute palm among animals belongs to the whales. The blue whale (aka bluwal, blue whale) grows up to 33 meters in length, are the largest members of the species have a lot 150-175 tons. It lives in different regions of the World ocean (area not studied), lives approximately 80-110 years old.
The tallest building in the world
Among the higher buildings, ever built is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (Dubai tower).
The building height of 828 meters consists of 163 floors and rushed to the clouds sharp spire. The official opening of the skyscraper took place in 2010, January 4, accompanied by grandiose light show.
Earlier record height among the buildings belonged to the Warsaw radio tower (646,38 meters) that Continue reading