Plate Tectonics - A Scientific Revolution

The highest point on Earth is located in the Himalayan Mountain Range, on the border of China and Nepal, the peak of Mount Everest towers 29,028 feet (8,848 meters) above sea level.
The lowest point on Earth is located in the Pacific Ocean, just southeast of the Mariana Islands. It is called the Mariana Trench. The pressure at this point is over thousand times that of standard atmospheric pressure at sea level. This point is at 35,798 feet (11,932 meters) below sea level, the Mariana Trench is farther below sea level than Mt. Everest is above it.



Brooklyn College - Geology Department