posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 11:57 AM
Originally posted by Apocalyptic
Thanks. I'm thinking it was above water at some point...maybe a very shallow atoll that is now just a reef...hence the dark shadow effect in the
older portion of the image. This is part of the great barrier reef I think so its possible. I just don't think a simple "error" occurred. Just
strange why its painted out so poorly.
Two quick comments...
This is NOT part of the Great Barrier Reef which rises from the continental shelf of Australia and is about 800 nm west of the purported location of
Sandy Island, and the recent survey by the Australian science team measured the water depth in that location as 1,400 m (4,600 feet). There would
have had to have been a massive collapse of the underwater structure that would have surely caused a massive earthquake and tsunami in New Caledonia
and set off every seismic detector on Earth.
That being said, your split overhead of Google maps vs. Earth is very intriguing. We definitely have a mystery here whether or not a mistake was made
on a nautical chart somewhere back when...