Mount Lamlam

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Mount Lamlam
Mount Lamlam is located in Guam
Mount Lamlam
Mount Lamlam
Guam
Elevation 1,332 ft (406 m)[1]
Prominence 1,332 ft (406 m)
Location
Location Near Agat, Guam, Micronesia, U.S. territory
Coordinates 13°20′19″N 144°39′46″E / 13.33861°N 144.66278°E / 13.33861; 144.66278Coordinates: 13°20′19″N 144°39′46″E / 13.33861°N 144.66278°E / 13.33861; 144.66278[2]
Topo map USGS Agat
Climbing
Easiest route
Designated: 1972

Mount Lamlam (meaning lightning in Chamoru) is a peak on the United States island of Guam. It is located near the village of Agat (5 km or 3 mi[3] north), in the southwest of the island.

Rising to 406 meters (1,332 ft) above sea level, it is the highest[1] peak in Guam (before Mount Jumullong Manglo). The distance from the peak to the bottom of the nearby Mariana Trench is the greatest change in elevation on Earth over such a short distance.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Highest Mountain Peaks in Guam". MountainZone.com
  2. ^ "Mount Lamlam". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ "Mount Lamlam". MountainZone.com
  4. ^ One internet site Geography of Guam claims the difference is 37,820 feet (11,530 m). However, this is measured relative to the Challenger Deep, not the part of the trench adjacent to Guam.

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