Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Yehliu, Taiwan

Along Taiwan's north coast is a cape known as Yehliu.  It was thrust up above sea level when the nearby volcanic Datun Mountain was forming.  At the point, you can see an almost perfect example of a small, uplifted wave-cut terrace (the flat area next to the green).  The material is sandstone so, once exposed, it is easily shaped by waves and currents.  [2012]

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