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The Eyjafjallajokull Eruption Illustrated

By Samuel Raphael Franco | March 22, 2010 |

As a companion to this post, there is a short google earth tour that will enable you to explore the eruption area in Iceland, and fly to other eruption sites of the past. To access the tour, first download Google Earth, then download this KML file, and finally double click the video icon in the

Geocurrents on Mars- A 3D Tour of the Red Planet in Google Earth

By Samuel Raphael Franco | March 8, 2010 |

This weekend’s Google Earth adventure on Geocurrents will take us to a place colder than Svalbard or the Ross Ice Shelf, and dustier than the Namib, Nefud, or Taklaman Deserts.With sweeping dune fields, seismic chasms, deep double impact craters, and a monolithic human face; Mars is a geographer, topographer, seismographer, hydrologist, and conspiracy theorist’s delight.

Haiti’s Quake History and Why the Dominican Republic Should Worry

By Samuel Raphael Franco | January 20, 2010 |

Haiti sits between two massive seismic plates, the Gonave Plate, part of the larger North American Plate, and the Caribbean Plate to the south. The capital, Port Au Prince lies less than 20 km from the Enriquillio-Plaintain Garden Fault (EPGFZ), the a convergence point between the two plates. This fault is a ‘strike slip fault,’

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