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...]

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...]

USGS Historical Topographic Maps

We have in the past looked at a lot of content provided by the USGS. The USGS is the provider of the data for the 'earthquakes layer' in Google Earth. We also looked at some of their future plans, … [Read more...]

California fault lines and earthquake probabilities

We have in the past looked at the some of the California fault lines where earth quakes are likely to occur. A recent story in the news is that a recent report by the Working Group on California … [Read more...]

USGS 3D Elevation Program

The US Geological Survey (USGS) has a program called the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). From the USGS website: The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) initiative is being developed to respond to growing … [Read more...]

The Napa earthquake in satellite imagery

We recently came across this map in the Maps Gallery which alerted us to the the fact that Google Earth (and Maps) has imagery taken soon after the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck Napa Valley, … [Read more...]

Exploring earthquake fault lines in Google Earth

We've talked about Earthquakes quite a lot over the years, as Google Earth is a great tool for visualizing those types of events. However, we've not shown very much related to the actual fault lines … [Read more...]

Exploring historical imagery with Google Timelapse

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...]

Google Earth A to Z: Earthquakes

When earthquakes occur, tools like Google Earth can be very helpful for visualizing the affected areas and working to help those in need of assistance. Relief organizations use Google Earth and … [Read more...]

A Google Earth Odyssey

We've seen artists use Google Earth as a major part of their project before. Jenny Odell's work comes to mind (such as "Every Basketball Court in Manhattan"), but there have been neat projects like … [Read more...]