Barcena, Pacific Volcano

Larry pointed us towards this excellent little volcano island in the Pacific Ocean, roughly 400 miles southwest of the tip of Baja California Sur, Mexico. Great crater Larry, good work! Unfortunately here’s no map data of any of the islands…

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Monday, 20th June 2005

Pacaya

Pacaya is an active volcano in Guatemala. Between 1860 and 1961 the volcano was dormant, but then it re-awoke and has been pretty much active ever since, in fact it sometimes showers the nearby city of Antigua with ash. The…

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Hawaiian Volcanoes

The Hawaiian Islands are at the end of a chain of volcanoes that began to form more than 70 million years ago. Each Hawaiian island is made of at least one volcano, and the island of Hawai`i, the southernmost of…

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Ometepe Volcanoes

Ometepe Island in Lake Nicaragua has two volcanoes on it (as if one wasn’t enough). Shown in our thumbnail is the still active ‘Concepción’ (1610 meters), and the other to the south-west is the long dormant ‘Madera’ (1394 meters). The…

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Amboy Crater and Lava Field

Next up is the Amboy Crater, an extinct cinder cone in California’s Mojave Desert. It lies within a 70 square kilometre lava field, and it looks pretty impressive from up here! Thanks to Art Jones.

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1st Annual Google Sightseeing Volcano Day!

Today we are proud to present to you, the 1st Annual* Google Sightseeing Volcano Day! Yes that’s right, we have an entire day of posts lined up entirely devoted to volcanoes. Please note: This event may not actually occur annually…

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Welcome to Google Sightseeing

Google Sightseeing takes you on a tour of the world as seen from satellite, using the free Google Earth program, or Google Maps in your web browser. Our team of authors present weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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