Google Earth A to Z: Volcanoes

Since the very first day that Google Earth was released, volcanoes have been amazing to view while browsing around. While Google has added some great features in the last seven years (textured 3D buildings, Street View imagery, etc), mountains and volcanoes simply need 3D terrain and high quality satellite imagery, which Google Earth has always had.
The result is that volcanoes can be some of the most amazing things to view in Google Earth.


You can search and browse the planet for any volcano that you’d like to find, as most of them look great. In addition, you can use the [Volcanoes] layer (found under the [Gallery]) to get more information on every volcano on the planet.

You can view Novarupta, the site of the largest volcanic eruption in the 20th century, and you can even view some volcanoes using Street View, such as Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
What are some of your favorite volcanoes to look at in Google Earth?

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. Here’s a video I created about 4 beautiful volcanoes

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