Gulf offshore oil rig explosion & oil spill in Google Earth

Google released imagery on Google Earth from NASA’s MODIS, ESA’s ENVISAT radar images, and a crisis response site of a “fatal explosion on offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in Gulf of Mexico”. “The rig sank, and the well pouring 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons) of oil a day into Gulf, a serious threat along the coastal […]

Google released imagery on Google Earth from NASA’s MODIS, ESA’s ENVISAT radar images, and a crisis response site of a “fatal explosion on offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in Gulf of Mexico”. “The rig sank, and the well pouring 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons) of oil a day into Gulf, a serious threat along the coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.


To view this imagery and other datasets in Google Earth, turn on “Places of Interest” layer in the Layers panel on left-hand side of Google Earth, then navigate to Gulf of Mexico and click ‘red icon’,” noted Google.