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SI/USGS weekly volcano report gets Google Earthed 7 April 2009

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Everyone with a serious interest in volcanoes knows, admires and relies upon the Weekly Volcanic Activity Report published by the Smithsonian Institution’s Global Volcanism Program and the United States Geological Survey (and put together every week by Sally Kuhn Sennert, to whom many thanks are due). Well, the report just became even better with the addition of integrated Google Earth placemarks. Ed Venzke of the Global Volcanism Program explains:

Google Earth placemarks are now available for the current SI/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report with a network link. Placemark balloons include the volcano name, report date, report text, sources, and links back to the Global Volcanism Program volcano page for that volcano and to the complete Weekly Report. The network link will refresh daily to provide the latest report.

Select ‘Google Earth Placemarks’ from the SI / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report page. Note that you must have Google Earth installed to use this feature.

And just in case you are wondering what, in general, Google Earth has to offer those of us interested in volcanoes (and earthquakes too), this post by Jessica Ball at Magma Cum Laude explains all.

The Volcanism Blog