What Percent Of Water Covers The Earth?


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Daisy Sarma Profile
Daisy Sarma answered
When we are on the earth's surface, we cannot comprehend the amount of water that is totally there on the earth. However, take a look at any image of the earth taken from outer space, and you will be able to appreciate truly the amount of water that is present on the earth's surface. The bluish color that you see covering the earth in these images is due to the presence of large amounts of water on the earth. In fact, the earth's surface is covered mostly with water, with land areas forming a very small percentage. The amount of water covering the earth's surface is a staggering 70 percent, with the remaining 30 percent being covered by land.

However, there is an irony to this fact of there being so much water on earth. Of all this water present, 97.5 percent is in the seas and oceans. This effectively means that this entire 97.5 percent of water in the water bodies is not potable. Only 2.5 percent of the total amount of water on earth is fresh, out of which a further 1.6 percent is at the polar ice caps and glaciers, and a further 0.36 percent present underground. This leaves a mere 0.036 percent in the lakes and rivers for our daily use.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Well 71%, the Quran mentions the word land 13 times and the sea 32 times.
Total 45, percentage of land 13/45x 100=?
Percentage of water 33/45 x 100=?,

answer land 28.8889% water 71.1111%
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
About 71% of the total surface area of the earth is covered with water.
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Anonymous answered
70 percent is water and 30 percent of the land
Bill Littell Profile
Bill Littell answered
Granted 71% of the earth is covered by water,,, ? What is the % of water that is left from the time when the earth was covered by more water,,, where did it go and at that rate how long before the water that is left is gone,,, ?
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
It is 71%. I learned it in school.
Muhammad Ishfaq Profile
Muhammad Ishfaq answered
There is 71% water in the earth. There is only 29% of dry part of the world. The dry part of the earth is called the lithosphere and the water covered is called the hydrosphere.
thanked the writer.
Anonymous commented
Very interesting findings

might graps your attention

Some verses in the Holy Quran That mention

Sea 32 times, Land 13 times

Sea + land = 32+13= 45

Sea = 32/45*100q.=71.11111111%

Land = 13/45*100q.= 28.88888889%

Sea + land 100.00%

Modern science has only recently proven that the water covers

71.111% of the

earth, while the land covers 28.889%.

Is this a coincidence? Question is that

Who taught Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) all this?
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Mostly 70 percent of water is on the earth and 30 percent is land mostly it is covered more by water because of the oceans and land are continents and all.
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Anonymous answered
Almost exactly 78%, but it gets a little bigger every year because of rain fail,and floods, the same as lake , rivers , creeks ,and ponds do as well

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