The Kaikoura Earthquake Landslides

On November 14, 2016, the South Island of New Zealand experienced a 7.8 magnitude earthquake named the Kaikoura Earthquake after the town of Kaikoura near the quake's epicentre. The affected region is … [Read more...]

More Italian earthquakes and the Google Earth earthquake layer not updating

Italy has again suffered a series of earthquakes, with the largest occurring this past Sunday, October 30th, 2016. The earthquakes were centred just north west of the locations of the August … [Read more...]

Post-earthquake Kumamoto in Google Earth 3D

In April this year, the city of Kumamoto, Japan, suffered a series of large earthquakes. Google managed to capture aerial imagery of the city essentially during the event, after the first major event … [Read more...]

Italy’s earthquake

As of this writing, Google has not updated 'historical imagery' for almost three months. Up until mid-June they had been updating it almost weekly. As a result, there have been a lot of events over … [Read more...]

The Kumamoto earthquakes

Google has been pushing out imagery updates almost weekly recently. The latest update includes imagery from Kumamoto, Japan, which suffered a series of large earthquakes in April, 2016. Google has … [Read more...]

What’s that image: Earthquake and floods

Yesterday we mentioned that Google had pushed out an imagery update towards the end of April. Today we are having a look at some of the sights we have found so far.On April 16th, 2016, Ecuador … [Read more...]

The Oklahoma Earthquakes

Starting in 2009 the state of Oklahoma has seen a dramatic increase in seismic activity. According to Wikipedia, it has gone from an average of less than two 3.0+ Mw earthquakes per year to hundreds … [Read more...]

Surface deformation after Chile earthquake

On September 16th, 2015 a magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck just off the coast of Chile. It was more energetic than the Nepal Earthquake earlier this year, but resulted in far less casualties because … [Read more...]

New Nepal Imagery following May 12th Aftershock

Last week we talked about the new imagery in Google Earth following the April 25th Nepal earthquake.On May 12th Nepal experienced a major aftershock consisting of a magnitude 7.3 earthquake. Just … [Read more...]

Surface deformation from the Nepal Quake

We recently came across this article about a map from NASA that shows the deformation caused by the recent earthquake that struck Nepal.The above map can be downloaded and viewed in Google Earth … [Read more...]