Japan after the tsunami

On the 11th March 2011, 70 kilometres off the east coast of Tōhoku, the most powerful earthquake in the country’s history struck Japan, triggering a powerful tsunami that swept inland up to 10 km, swamping some areas with waves over…

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Wednesday, 14th December 2011

Island Week 6

OK, so we’ve really outdone ourselves this year, but better late than never we always say – this year, November is the chosen month for the long-awaited return of Island Week! Island week originally began broadcasting in August 2006, but…

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Monday, 21st November 2011

Google secretly testing wormhole technology

Inquisitive reader Simon Proffitt alerted us to the Street View imagery in an area near to the Google HQ in Mountain View, California, The overwhelming evidence presented by these images suggest only one possibility: Google is testing top-secret wormhole technology…

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Friday, 11th November 2011

Parks and Islands (and Denmark too)

Hello! Yes we are still here, we’ve just been caught up (temporarily at least) with offline activities. As we haven’t been keeping you bang up-to-date with the goings on on Google Maps, we should point out that Google just yesterday…

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Wednesday, 2nd November 2011

Volcano Week 6

This week sees the return of our longest-standing theme week, which is now entering its sixth year: Volcano week. The theme of the week is “volcanoes”, but over the next few days we hope to discover more about the places…

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Monday, 22nd August 2011

Guest post: Tom Howder of Twelve Mile Circle

We’re taking a bit of a summer breather here at Google Sightseeing, so to fill the gap in our schedule, we asked Tom Howder of the fascinating Twelve Mile Circle blog to write up a story he and his readers…

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Wednesday, 10th August 2011
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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…

Google Sightseeing writer set to climb Africa’s tallest volcano

Two years ago our very own Noel Ballantyne wrote an article for Volcano Week 5 about Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant…

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