The ash emissions from Mount Etna

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...]

The Red Rock Fire in Google Earth

Discovered on August 20, the Red Rock fire in the Gros Ventre Wilderness in western Wyoming had burned nearly 3,000 acres by August 23 when NASA's Earth Observatory Landsat Program captured the image … [Read more...]

Hurricane Irene in Google Earth

Hurricane Irene, which has already done some serious damage to Puerto Rico, was recently captured in stunning high resolution by NASA's Terra satellite as it heads toward the east coast of the United … [Read more...]

New false color image of the Morganza flooding

The NASA Earth Observatory has just posted a very powerful false-color image of the flooding that resulted from opening the Morganza spillway last week. The reason for the false-color in this imagery … [Read more...]