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...]

Exploring historical imagery with Google Timelapse

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The historical imagery feature of Google Earth is an amazing tool, allowing you to browse imagery from a handful of different years for any given location on earth.  Google has recently been working … [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...]

Great imagery of the Sakurajima Volcano in Japan

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With more than 680,000 residents within a few kilometers of it, scientists keep a close eye on Japan's Sakurajima Volcano. A few weeks ago a new advisory was put out for the volcano and an image was … [Read more...]

Viewing the ash plume from the Shiveluch Volcano

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Just a few days ago we talked about some of the great volcanoes that can be seen in Google Earth. Almost on cue, the NASA Earth Observatory has released some amazing imagery of the Shiveluch Volcano … [Read more...]

The largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century

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What was the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century? Perhaps Mount St. Helens in 1980 or maybe Mount Pinatubo in 1991? The answer is actually Novarupta, a volcano that erupted in 1912 and was … [Read more...]

Volcano forms a new island in the Red Sea

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Earlier this month, a volcano erupted in the Red Sea with fisherman reporting the lava fountains reaching heights of up to 30 meters! The imagery of the eruption, captured by NASA's EO-1 ("Earth … [Read more...]

Fresh imagery from the flooding in Thailand

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Last week, we showed you Google's Crisis Response page for the flooding in Thailand. NASA's Earth Observatory has now released some new imagery from the area and it's quite striking. You can view the … [Read more...]

Responding to the Thailand Floods

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As Google often does during disasters (such as the Gulf Oil Spill and the Japan Earthquake, Google has set up a Crisis Response page to help provide information for those trying to assist with the … [Read more...]