Lakes and oceans depth comparison

The world ocean covers more than 70 percent of the planet’s surface, and around 95 percent of the ocean is unexplored.

The deepest known point on our planet the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench – 10,916 meters (35 814 feet).

The illustration below created by xkcd shows the typical topography of lakes and oceans.

Lakes and oceans depth comparison

The Marianas Trench is the deepest place of the planet’s oceans. Of all the lakes in the world, Lake Baikal is the deepest. Its depth is 1 642 meters (5 387 feet).

Compared to Lake Baikal, the depth of the Great Lakes is more modest. For example, the deepest point in Lake Superior is 400 meters (1,300 feet) below the surface, while Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the U.S. – 594 meters (1,949 feet).

Great Lakes System Profile

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