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Hong Kong Geo-Park (2nd of 3 photos) by Herrick Chow

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Taken by
Herrick Chow Herrick Chow
Explore score
1
Size
0.13 Gigapixels
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671
Date added
May 13, 2010
Date taken
May 13, 2010
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Casio EX-Z850

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About 140 million years ago, the eastern part of what is now called New Territories was a region with active volcano eruptions. On extremely violent eruption, a large depression was formed in that area and filled with hot volcanic ash, fragments and lava. When the molten lava cools, cracks begin to develop on its surface. Upon further cooling, the cracks begin to extend and propagate perpendicularly downward into the molten mass. Hexagonal columns thus formed from the contraction of the cooling rocks. The columns as seen here are about three quarter of a meter diagonally.

The other two pano-photos can be found at:
gigapan.org/gigapans/49505/ and
gigapan.org/gigapans/49510/
Please visit my photo website at: www.herrickchow.webs.com Will open in a new tab or window


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