Geology is the study of physical nature and its materials. Geologists can predict earthquakes and find resources such as petroleum and metals. The study has been around for some time, and while people think it is the study of rocks, it is a lot more than that. Keep reading to find out some interesting facts about geology you probably did not know.
Facts about the geology
The tallest mountain
Many people to this day stand by the fact of Mount Everest being the tallest mountain in the world. Although this may be somewhat correct as Mount Everest is indeed the tallest standing mountain above sea level. However, Mauna Kea is known to be one of the tallest because of its deep depth inside the pacific. It is said to be more than 3000 feet taller than Everest.
The pacific ocean is getting smaller.
The ocean is indeed getting smaller every year because North and South America are moving more west. As the two get closer every year, the sea is known to be shrinking at least 2 or 3 centimeters per year. Crazy, right?
Yellow stone volcano
Underneath the famously known Yellowstone National Parks is the active volcano known as Yellowstone. The volcano itself has erupted at least three times. Two of which are estimated to be extreme eruptions. However, the last eruption was said to be around 640,000 years ago. Lucky for people visiting the park, you may not have to worry, for now!
Alaska is most likely to get more earthquakes.
Against popular belief that California is most likely to experience the most earthquakes, it is false. Instead, Alaska is more earthquake-prone and may have to endure the worst quakes in the US.
As reviewed, these are some of the most fascinating yet very unknown geological facts. Who knew geology would be this surprising?