An accomplished systems analyst and engineer, Amita Vadlamudi spent three decades developing expertise in a variety of computer programs and languages. In her free time, Amita Vadlamudi studies a number of subjects of interest, one of which is Geology.
Considered a geologic wonder to scientists and laymen alike, Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland is a formation that has been studied extensively since its first known documentation in 1693. The Causeway is a collection of hexagon-shaped basalt columns that were formed 50 to 60 million years ago. Scientists believe that Giant's Causeway was created when lava flowed from inland areas to the coast. Cooled down by the sea, the lava turned into basalt, and layers of basalt began to build one upon another until the columns formed. Today, there are more than 40,000 basalt columns clumped together along a four-mile-long stretch of the Irish coastline.
Giant's Causeway was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986. Aside from the 50 species of birds that live in the area, Giant's Causeway is uninhabited. However, the picturesque area attracts more than 300,000 curious tourists each year.