Susa Hornfels Coast

previous arrownext arrow

These striped coastal cliffs are a strata created by mud and sand that accumulated on the seabed around 20 million years ago when the land on the eastern edge of the Eurasian Continent broke away and the Sea of Japan started to form. At that time, a series of violent undersea volcanic eruptions occured and magma penetrated the mud and sand strata, which then hardened. What you see here today is an impressive reminder of just how powerful the Earth can be.