Pacific eruption turns two islands into one

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Back in 1973, a volcanic eruption in the western Pacific ocean caused the formation of a new island named Nishino-shima. Four months ago, a nearby eruption caused the formation of a new island named … [Read more...]

Amazing extratropical cyclone over the United Kingdom

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The NASA Earth Observatory site is constantly releasing amazing images from space, including items such as this awesome image of Mount Everest, lava flow shapes, Laguna Verde, and many others. Their … [Read more...]

Awesome Google Earth image of Mount Everest from NASA

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We've talked about Mount Everest quite a few times on Google Earth Blog.  Natural formations such as mountains and volcanoes tend to look stunning in Google Earth, and Everest is no exception.  In the … [Read more...]

Lava flow shapes in Google Earth

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Because of the way Google Earth work, volcanoes are almost always amazing to view inside of it.  3D terrain combined with high-resolution imagery makes for some stunning views, as we explained a while … [Read more...]

Tracking the Rim Fire in Google Earth

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The "Rim Fire" in the western United States has expanded greatly after hitting Yosemite National Park, spreading in a massive blaze of over 125,000 acres. InciWeb has some amazing maps of the fire, … [Read more...]

The ice of Mount Everest

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We've looked at Mount Everest in Google Earth a number of times, including when Street View reached the mountain and the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's historic ascent. The amazing size of … [Read more...]

News roundup: Eiffel Tower Street View, new Maps for all, Royal Gorge Bridge

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Some fun news stories for today: The Eiffel Tower is in Street View To go along with all of the Street View imagery that Google has been adding lately, they just added imagery from the Eiffel Tower … [Read more...]

The Bingham Canyon Mine landslide in Google Earth

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Back in April, the Bingham Canyon Mine was home to the largest non-volcanic landslide in the history of North America, when nearly 70 million cubic meters of dirt and rock collapsed into the pit.  The … [Read more...]

The amazing colors of Laguna Verde, Argentina

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The NASA Earth Observatory site shares many incredible images with us, and this image of Laguna Verde in northwest Argentina is amazing! The various colors of the water are due to a variety of … [Read more...]

The ash emissions from Mount Etna

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Mount Etna in Sicily is a beautiful mountain, and has seen an increase in volcanic activity in 2013.  Captured on April 18 by NASA's EO-1 satellite, the image below shows the mountain in it's eleventh … [Read more...]