posted on Mar, 26 2012 @ 02:36 PM
I was checking out the Chilean coastline in Google Earth and found this .. "hole in the ocean floor" .. for the lack of a better term. And when I
signed on to ATS I had one of these very special ATS moments .. imagine I was going to post about a hole in the ocean hat I found on google earth, and
the two featured thread titles I looked at as soon as I signed in were "James cameron at deepest point of ocean" and another one "What is this on
Google Earth" .. almost stuff for a thread of it's own lol
So back on topic:
"The hole" is located about about 30 Kilometers off the coast, west of Cobquecura, Chile. I've marked it with a yellow arrow for your convenience. The
recent earthquake is visible as orange circle to the north east.
The surrounding waters are around 300 - 350 meters deep, and then there's this gaping hole, according to the depth indicator on Google Earth it is
almost 7.000 meters deep at the deepest point. That's almost 4 and a half miles straight down. Pay attention to the elevation reading on the bottom of
the screen. It shows the reading below my mouse cursor.
So what might that be ? Any oceanographers amongst us ? I'll list my best guesses in rational order
- A glitch in the Google Earth telemetry / data
- Biggest Lava Tube on earth
- A geological anomaly
- Secret USO launch base, most likely with a USO factory and an alien holiday inn
I searched for maps of this part of the ocean that would display more accurate depth readings but to no avail, so any input is greatly appreciated.
edit on 26-3-2012 by H1ght3chHippie because: typo