This map image once appeared in Google Maps/Earth. Its data has been modified for Google Earth; the original data, however, remains unaltered.
Note the depth of the canal system, -5450 meters, which is more than three miles below present sea level. (Recall what I mentioned about attenuation of UV rays and skin color -> light-skin.)
The flood that submerged Atlantis and nearly killed our species was a planet-changing event.
1. With more than 3 km of water graphically removed, a model of land and sea distributions in pre-flood Earth shows previously exposed but now-submerged landscapes (tan), presently exposed landscapes (beige), and former oceans and seas (blue).
2. Identical perspectives of the impact site include: (top) standard Google Earth view with a superimposed diameter measuring 2,500 km; (middle) a bathymetry map depicting raised regions of impacting object-borne deposits with a superimposed circle identifying nucleus remnants; and (bottom) overlay of magnetic anomalies, from Korhonen et al. (2007), that were created by the impact and its deposited minerals. Magnetic anomalies extend approximately 1,500 km to the northeast through the “crescent” gap.