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Punta Dallas (Atacama N Chile)

Punta Dallas (Atacama N Chile)

Characteristics

Description

Punta Dallas is composed of black rocks.

Seen from the S, it appears as an island. Eastward of the point the land rises to a range of low sandy hills with rocky summits.

At about 4 NM NNW of punta Dallas, is Roca Janequeo, with less than 1,8 over it.
Bajo Cumming,with rocks awash, lies about 1 NM WNW of Punta Dallas and is the S of these reefs.
Roca Anacachi, about midway between Roca Janequero and Bajo Cumming, with less than 1,8 m of water over it and lying about 3,3 NM offshore, is the outermost of these dangers.
An above-water rock lies about 2,5 NM NW of Punta Dallas.

The sea breaks violently over these reefs whenever a heavy swell sets in.

10/01/2013
Update
Joëlle
Punta Dallas est composée de rochers noirs.

Vu du S on dirait une île. Sur le côté E la terre s'élève avec une série de basses collines de sable aux sommets rocheux.

A environ 4 MN au NNW de punta Dallas, se trouve Roca Janequeo, à moins de 1,8 m de profondeur.
Bajo Cumming, des rochers émergés, se trouvent à environ 1 MN à l'WNW de Punta Dallas et se trouve au S de ces rochers.
Roca Anacachi, à mi-chemin environ entre Roca Janequero et Bajo Cumming, avec moins de 1,8 m de profondeur et à environ 3,3 MN au large, est le plus externe de ces dangers.
Un rocher émergé se trouve à environ 2,5 MN au NW de punta Dallas.

La mer se brise violemment sur ces récifs et provoque chaque fois une forte houle.

10/01/2013
Update
Joëlle
Punta Dallas (Atacama N Chile)
10/01/2013
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Joëlle
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Flying distances - Direct line

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