Various new sights in Google Earth imagery

Today we are having a look at various sights that can be seen in recent additions to Google Earth’s imagery.

Puma Energy plant explosion
On August 18th, 2016 there was an explosion at the Puma Energy plant in Puerto Sandino, Nicaragua.

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‘Before and after’ showing the two tanks that exploded.

North Korean Floods
In late August, 2016, Typhoon Lionrock caused flooding in Japan, China, Russia and most notably, North Korea, along the Korean-Chinese border. According to Wikipedia, the North Korean flooding killed at least 138 people, and destroyed more than 35,000 homes, leaving over 100,000 people homeless.

Here are some ‘before and after’s’ showing some of the houses washed away. Be sure to explore the area in Google Earth, switching between current imagery and ‘historical imagery’ to see the changes to the river channel.

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Folk Village in North Korea removed
A folk village, (or folklore park) has recently been dismantled, reportedly because it reminded North Korean leader Kim Jong-un of his uncle who was executed in 2013.

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Gay Pride Parade, New York
In New York, we can see the Gay Pride Parade that took place on 26th June, 2016.

Find the above locations in Google Earth with this KML file.

About Timothy Whitehead

Timothy has been using Google Earth since 2004 when it was still called Keyhole before it was renamed Google Earth in 2005 and has been a huge fan ever since. He is a programmer working for Red Wing Aerobatx and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.






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Comments

  1. Also new in this imagery: the world’s largest cruise ship, MS Harmony of the Seas, can be seen at 47°16’57.29″N, 2°11’21.40″W. (In Google Earth, not yet on Google Maps).



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