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.
Last year we mentioned that Nicaragua has loads of volcanoes, but that they weren’t yet in high-resolution. Since then Nicaragua’s most active volcano Masaya, has received fantastic coverage of its multiple nested pit craters Masaya, Santiago, Nindiri and San Pedro…
Tuesday, 20th June 2006
Yes, you heard me right – that’s the world’s largest cotton swab! (Of course, this is actually a member of the South American Cotton Ball Army in disguise). Thanks to me & Kyle French.
Tuesday, 25th April 2006
Ometepe Island in Lake Nicaragua has two volcanoes on it (as if one wasn’t enough). Shown in our thumbnail is the still active ‘ConcepciÃ³n’ (1610 meters), and the other to the south-west is the long dormant ‘Madera’ (1394 meters). The…
Monday, 20th June 2005
Previously on Google Sightseeing