A Little Fun Info about Mountains!

A mountain is a tall mass of land that has been either formed through tectonic plate collision or stretching or by volcanic activity.  Mountains form some of the most spectacular and interesting scenery in the world.

Road cuts through mountains can expose angled rocks layers, folds and even metamorphism and volcanism which occurred during the episodes of mountain building.  Large mountains typically take many, many years to form.

Mount Everest (shown above), located on the border of Nepal and Tibet, is the mountain with the highest altitude in the world measuring 8,848 meters (29,028 feet) from sea level to the peak.

However, Mauna Kea (shown right) in Hawaii is the tallest mountain if you measure from the sea floor to the peak.   Mauna Kea is over 10,000 meters (over 33,000 feet) tall.

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