10 most extreme places on EarthVika
From the coldest point on Earth to the rainiest city - these are the ten most extreme places in the world.
1. Danakil Depression in Ethiopia and its landscape, consisting of burning salt, volcanic rock, and sulfuric acid, is considered the most uninhabited place on Earth.
Depression Danakil looks like Mars. Its yellow and orange landscape is a cauldron of burning salt, volcanic rocks, and sulfuric acid.
2. Station Vostok is the coldest place on Earth.
According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), on July 21, 1983, Vostok, located in East Antarctica, recorded an incredible temperature of minus 89.2 degrees Celsius.
3. Death Valley, the hottest place on Earth, has such high average temperatures that tourists regularly try to fry eggs on the ground.
The highest temperature ever recorded by a weather station is 54 degrees Celsius. This was measured on June 30, 2013, in Death Valley, California.
4. The Dry Valleys of Antarctica have not had rain for two million years, making it the driest place in the world.
Surprisingly, the driest place on Earth is not the Sahara Desert, but Antarctica. In particular, it is located in the so-called Dry Valleys, which are 4053 meters above sea level. The air here is so dry that there is almost no snow. They also turned out to be the quietest place in the world.
5. Mavsinram, India - the wettest place in the world. There is so much rainfall a year that the 30-meter Christ the Redeemer of Rio de Janeiro would stand knee-deep in water.
The village receives an annual rainfall of about 1186 centimeters.
6. Driving in Aomori, Japan, the snowiest place on Earth.
In the small mountain village of Takakura, northwest of Tokyo, the snow depth is 11.5 meters. The city of Aomori in northern Japan receives an average of 792.5 centimeters of snow annually, most of which falls between November and April.
7. Mount Everest, the highest altitude in the world, is so high that one breath at sea level is equivalent to three at the summit.
After an altitude of 8000 meters, the so-called death zone begins. The air pressure here is only one-third of the normal pressure at sea level.
8. Kilauea volcano in Hawaii is the most active in the world - and scientists are expecting an eruption soon.
Since 1983, the volcano has erupted almost constantly.
9. The Commonwealth Bay in Antarctica has become the windiest place on Earth.
During the winter months, more than 241.4 km / h are regularly recorded in the frost, and the average annual wind speed is 80.5 km / h.
10. Bouvet Island, the most isolated place on Earth, has never become a popular destination due to the fact that it is far from everything.
Bouvet Island is the most remote island in the world.