Road side entertainment

Road side entertainment

Best road cut ever? Quite possibly. Fall out from several episodes of activity at Chimborazo volcano. Zoomed out version below:
Ash-fall deposits (zoomed out version)
on Aug 22, 2007 2:09 am
Image Type(s): Informational
Image ID: 327236


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BigJordan - Apr 14, 2008 12:15 am - Voted 10/10


Interesting layering here, is that earthquake related???


Baarb - May 3, 2008 4:44 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome

Yeah it's pretty cool. Actually they are air-fall deposits from a couple of volcanic eruptions when Chimborazo used to be active many moons ago. The change in angle halfway up comes from erosion during the interim period. Think I'll put up the zoomed out version too.


ExploretheWorld - May 5, 2008 6:15 pm - Hasn't voted

called an

Angular Unconformity.


Baarb - May 7, 2008 2:30 am - Hasn't voted

Re: called an

ha, thanks, i really should take a structure class :D


Marcsoltan - Oct 13, 2008 5:08 pm - Voted 10/10

Very interesting

nice photo.


Baarb - Oct 14, 2008 12:54 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Very interesting

Thank you. I wonder how many other visitors to Chimborazo pay attention to these kinds of formations....?

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