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Deepest point on land found in Antarctica

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The deepest point on continental Earth has been identified in East Antarctica, under Denman Glacier.

This ice-filled canyon reaches 3.5km (11,500ft) below sea level. Only in the ocean are the valleys deeper still.

The discovery is illustrated in a new map of the White Continent that reveals the shape of the bedrock under the ice sheet in unprecedented detail.

Its features will be critical to our understanding of how the polar south might change in the future.

For comparison, the lowest exposed land on Earth, at the Dead Sea shore, is just 413m (1,355ft) below sea level.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-50753113

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Jon the frog

Don't know if the ocean will surge in it if the ice melt or it will become a lake. Sure that with all the ice weight, Antarctica will be an earthquake mess if the ice goes.

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