Lowest Places on Earth -TOP 16

Lowest Places on Earth -TOP 16

Here is a list of the Top 16 Lowest Places on Planet Earth located on/in-Land (not under water/oceans).
I’m referring to natural deep holes as opposed to man made deep hole produced by mining.

Many of the deep locations on the List of Deepest/Lowest Natural Holes on Planet Earth are water bodies.  The depth in the statistics/data does no refer to how deep the water body is, it refers to its depth or position/location of its shores compared to sea levels.

Many here are lakes or water bodies below sea levels.

Dead Sea (Jordan/Israel) -1360 feet (-414 m)

Here are not talking about how deep the Dead Sea is, am referring to how deep it is located.  It surface and shores sit at a little over 400 metres (>1,400 ft) below sea level.  This is Earth’s lowest elevation on land.

No 1 Deepest Place on Earth
Where is the deep sea

Look at the Mediterranean Sea to the left at ‘sea level’ and the Dead Sea at the bottom of the Valley of Jericho.


Thanks to the local “humans”  the Dead Sea is dying!

Dead_sea_ecological_disaster_1960_-_2007The dwindling water level of the Dead Sea

It is so salty, its density allows you to effortlessly ‘float’ in its waters.floating in salt sea water


Lake Assal (Djibouti, Africa) -509 feet (-155 m)

Again, am not referring to how deep the lake is but at how low a spot its location on earth is.
Lake Assal is a saline lake which lies 155 m (509 ft) below sea level.

assalAnother very salty spot of the earth.


Turpan Pendi (China) -505 feet (-154 m)


The Turpan Depression, nestled at the foot of China’s Bogda Mountains.

highest-mountains-in-the-worldBogda Mountains is a Top 10 highest in the world.

turpan depression

Qattara Depression (Egypt) -435 feet (-133 m)

It lies below sea level and is covered with salt pans, sand dunes and salt marshes at some −133 metres (−436 ft) below sea level.


More human involvement. More GREAT ideas! LOL



Vpadina Kaundy (Kazakstan) -433 ft (-132 m)

Vpadina Kaundy is a depression(s) in the region of Zhezqazghan Oblysy,
in the country of Kazakhstan with an average elevation of -132 meter below sea level

deep hole

Strangely, our friends at Wikipedia have nothing on the topic.  http://www.geographic.org/geographic_names/name.php?uni=-3228676&fid=3598&c=kazakhstan#MAP has this most.

large hole


Danakil (Ethiopia) -410 ft (-125 m)

The Afar Triangle (or the Afar- Dallol-or the Danakil-Depression) is a geological depression that is caused by the
Afar Triple Junction which is part of the Great Rift Valley. It overlaps Eritrea, Djibouti and the entire Afar Region of Ethiopia.




Laguna del Carbón (Argentina) -344 ft (-105 m)

At 105 metres (344 ft) below sea level, Laguna del Carbón is the lowest point of Argentina and both the Western and Southern Hemispheres

 deep waters


Death Valley (United States) -282 ft (-86 m)

Death Valley’s Badwater Basin is the point of the lowest elevation in North America, at 282 feet (86 m) below sea level.

 below sea level


Vpadina Akchanaya (Turkmenistan) -266 ft (-81 m)



 Salton Sea (California) -227 ft (-69 m)

Its surface is 227 ft (69 m) below sea level. The deepest point of the sea is 5 ft (1.5 m) higher than the lowest point of Death Valley.
It is in-land sea. The lake’s (sea) salinity, about 44 g/L, is greater than that of the waters of the Pacific Ocean (35 g/L), but less than that of the Great Salt Lake (which ranges from 50 to 270 g/L). The concentration increases by about one percent every year.



Sebkhet Tah (Morroco) -180 ft (-55 m)

 deep morocco


Sabkhat Ghuzayyil (Libya) -154 ft (-47 m)

It is Libya’s lowest point at 47 meters (154 feet) below sea level.

 deep in lybia


Lago Enriquillo (Dominican Republic) -151 ft (-46 m)

Lake Enriquillo covers an area of 145 mi2 (375 km2), and is the lowest point in the Caribbean, falling 148 feet (45 m) below sea level. Its drainage basin includes 10 minor river systems.



Salinas Chicas (Argentina) -131 ft (-40 m)



Caspian Sea (Central Asia) -92 ft (-28 m)



Lake Eyre (Australia) -49 ft (-15 m)

The lowest natural point in Australia, at approximately 15 m (49 ft) below sea level

 how deep is australia