NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite captured Makran Coast, Pakistan.
With a series of scalloped bays, terraced sea cliffs, bizarre natural rock sculptures, and clusters of mud volcanoes, Pakistan’s Makran Coast exhibits geologically interesting landscape. One of the more eye-catching features of the Makran Coast are two hammerhead-shaped peninsulas near the cities of Gwadar and Ormara. Both peninsulas are small fault blocks which run parallel to the coast. The coastline sits immediately north of an active tectonic plate boundary, a subduction zone where the oceanic crust of the Arabian Plate gets squeezed underneath the continental crust of the Eurasian Plate.
The local scenery on the ground is as follows.
Reference: Hammerhead Horsts on the Makran Coast (NASA Earth Observatory)
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