SX9463 : Chasm in Limestone

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Babbacombe, Torbay, Great Britain

Chasm in Limestone
Chasm in Limestone
It must have been some massive earth movement that resulted in this tear in the limestone headland or erosion by the sea. The gap varies in width but one can jump across it quite easily and is around 3/4 feet wide (1 - 1.25m) but there is big deep gap with seawater gushing in and out for those who should fail to make the distance! Such a feature is called a 'zawn, in other words a chasm: A deep and narrow sea-inlet cut by erosion into sea-cliffs, and with steep or vertical side-walls.
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Date Taken
Monday, 2 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 3 March, 2009
Category
Headland (coastal feature)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 949 637 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:27.8217N 3:28.8607W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 949 636
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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