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Saint-Jean-Vianney - A canadian village destroyed by a mudslide

Saint-Jean-Vianney - A canadian village destroyed by a mudslide

Saint-Jean-Vianney was a village in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, which was partially destroyed in a landslide on May 4, 1971.

Located near the shore of the Saguenay River, Saint-Jean-Vianney was — unbeknownst to residents at the time — built atop a bed of unstable Leda clay, a type of subsoil which can liquify under stress.

Following unusually heav...
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Philip Garrido kindapper

Philip Garrido kindapper

Philip Garrido kindapped Jaycee Lee Dugard, who was 11 in 1991 when she was snatched from her school bus stop, was locked away from the outside world behind a series of fences, sheds and tents in the back of a suburban home for 18 years at 1554 Walnut Ave., Antioch. CA
No rating yet08/29/2009694Google Earth Logo
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Westwood Standoff

Westwood Standoff

On Thursday, August 13, 2009, Joe Moshe drove onto the property of a federal building in the Westwood part of Los Angeles while being pursued by police. There began a nine-hour stand-off between him and various law enforcement agencies, including the secret service. Despite the fact that law enforcement fired four cannisters of tear gas into the vehicle during the stand-off, Moshe did not exit ...
No rating yet08/15/2009287Google Earth Logo
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Eddie Cochran Crash Site

Eddie Cochran Crash Site

On Saturday, April 16, 1960, at about 11:50 p.m., while on tour in the United Kingdom, 21-year-old Cochran died in a traffic accident in a taxi (a Ford Consul, not, as widely quoted, a London Hackney carriage) traveling through Chippenham, Wiltshire, England on the A4. The taxi crashed into a lamp post on Rowden Hill, where a plaque now commemorates the event (no other car was involved). Cochra...
No rating yet08/13/2009430Google Earth Logo
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Big Bayou Canot Train Disaster

Big Bayou Canot Train Disaster

This is the site of the worst Amtrak accident in US history.
The 1993 Big Bayou Canot train wreck was the derailing of an Amtrak train on the CSXT Big Bayou Canot bridge near Mobile, AL (USA), killing 47 and injuring 103, on September 22, 1993. It is the deadliest train wreck in the history of the United States passenger railroad company Amtrak. In terms of fatalities and destruction, th...
No rating yet08/02/20091,262Google Earth Logo
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Selby Rail Crash Site

Selby Rail Crash Site

The Selby rail crash was a high-speed train accident that occurred at Great Heck near Selby, North Yorkshire, England on the morning of 28 February 2001. Six passengers and four railway staff were killed and 82 people suffered serious injuries.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selby_rail_crash
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Randa rockslides 1991

Randa rockslides 1991

In April and May of 1991, two consecutive rockslides occurred from a cliff above the town of Randa in the Matter valley of Switzerland. The rockslides released a cumulative volume of approximately 30 million cubic meters of debris, with each of the rockslide stages occurring over several hours. Slide debris buried key regional transportation lines including the road and railway leading to Zerma...
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Mud slide in Germany

Mud slide in Germany

Early saturday morning (18th. july 2009) around 4:40 local time a mud slide took place in the village of Nachterstedt (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany), at the Lake Concordia after heavy rain. 2½ houses slided down. 3 peple are missing.
No rating yet07/19/20091,189Google Earth Logo
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Mars Bluff not-so-nuclear crater

Mars Bluff not-so-nuclear crater

The small town of Mars Bluff was the place where in 1958 a B-47 Stratojet accidentally dropped a nuclear bomb - fortunately without the removable core. 7,600 pounds of conventional explosives created a 75 feet wide crater. Some people from the family living in a nearby farm house were injured from the explosion, nobody was killed.

Awkward thing, especially for some Air Force guys...
No rating yet07/01/2009548Google Earth Logo
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Death of Neda Agha Soltan

Death of Neda Agha Soltan

Neda Salehi Agha-Soltan (born 1982, died June 20, 2009) was an Iranian woman whose death by gunfire, during the 2009 Iranian election protests, was captured on video by bystanders. The graphic videos were posted on the Internet, and her name quickly became a rallying cry for the opposition. Neda means "voice" or "calling" or "Divine message" in Persian, and she has been referred to as the "voic...
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Ben Kinsella murder site

Ben Kinsella murder site

This is the street corner where the tragic murder of teenage Ben Kinsella took place....... PLEASE NO MORE
Check streetveiw at this point... there are still tributes being left.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Kinsella
No rating yet06/19/2009339Google Earth Logo
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2009 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa

2009 British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa

The Tour will take place from May to July 2009, with 7 provincial games being played alongside the 3 match test series.

Match 1 - 30 May - Highveld XV - Rustenburg
Match 2 - 3 June - Golden Lions - Johannesburg
Match 3 - 6 June - Free State Cheetahs - Bloemfontein
Match 4 - 10 June - Natal Sharks - Durban
Match 5 - 13 June - Western Province - C...
No rating yet04/21/2009394Google Earth Logo
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Italy LAguila Onna Earthquake

Italy LAguila Onna Earthquake

GeoEye imagery of the Italy Earthquake.

ADMIN NOTE: You have to zoom very close to see it. The image is very dark.

No rating yet04/17/20092,536Google Earth Logo
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Earthquake near L Aquila

Earthquake near L Aquila

At least 16 people, including five children were killed when an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale destroyed hundreds of homes in central Italy early this morning.

Another 30 people are missing after the earthquake struck at 3.32 am (0132 GMT) near l'Aquila in the mountainous region of Abruzzo 60 miles (95 kilometres) north of Rome.

Dawn revealed a sce...
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Binghamton Massacre

Binghamton Massacre

This is the American Civic Association building in Binghamton, New York, the sight of a massacre resulting in the deaths of 13 people and the gunman on April 3, 2009.
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Collapse of Stadtarchive in Cologne

Collapse of Stadtarchive in Cologne

On 3 March 2009 the building of the Stadtarchiv in Cologne collapsed.
2 people died and thousands of historical documents disappeared forever.
Rating of 4.503/15/20093,338Google Earth Logo
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Tsunami of Uummannaq summer 1995

Tsunami of Uummannaq summer 1995

In the summer of 1995 an iceberg broke in two pieces and it rolled round. The result was a huge tsunami rolling towards the city of Uummannaq.

In the bay of Uummannaq local fishermen and hunters had their boats an on a small island a hunter had his dogs chained. A few days before a local plumber had recieved a load of iron pipes they were placed on a barge in the bay.

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marsh on fire

marsh on fire

this is a pic of the marsh in south louisiana, on fire
No rating yet02/24/2009416Google Earth Logo
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Bentley Car Chase

Bentley Car Chase

On February 9, 2009, Mustafa Mustafa became involved in a police pursuit after police attempted to arrest him for assault with a deadly weapon on his girlfriend. This was the second of two televised car chases in the L.A. area on this day and was broadcast on almost every local TV station due to the expensiveness of the Bentley. One of the TV stations repeatedly stated this model car in particu...
No rating yet02/14/2009602Google Earth Logo
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1600 cannabis plants in the middle of a corn field

1600 cannabis plants in the middle of a corn field

Swiss police found a plantation of approx. 1600 Cannabis plants in the canton of Thurgau with the help of Google Earth.

Source: http://www.heise.de/newsticker/Schweizer-Polizei-entdeckt-Cannabis-Feld-via-Google-Earth--/meldung/126651
http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2009/01/marijuana_field_found.html

http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showf...
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Lupoe Murder Suicide

Lupoe Murder Suicide

Los Angeles police found seven bodies -- 5 children and 2 adults -- in a Wilmington home on Tuesday morning. The bodies were found in a two-story home on the 1000 block of MacFarland Avenue shortly before 9 a.m. The case is being investigated as a murder-suicide, but police are exploring all possibilities. Police say they believe the father was distraught over ongoing job problems, and killed h...
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Satellite Image of President Obamas Inauguration in Google Earth

Satellite Image of President Obamas Inauguration in Google Earth

GeoEye made sure to have a satellite over Washington DC today close to the time of the inauguration of President Obama. The flyover occurred at 1119 ET (about 45 minutes before the oath-taking). I first saw the image on CNN while watching the parade in front of the White House. I was a little worried about the prospects of this shot because there was some high cirrus clouds over DC today. But, ...
Rating of 501/21/20093,124Google Earth Logo

Superbowl XLIII

Superbowl XLIII

Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, the site for Superbowl XLIII on February 1, 2009.
Rating of 3.501/09/2009508Google Earth Logo
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Water Main Break on River Road, Bethesda, Md on  Dec 23, 2008

Water Main Break on River Road, Bethesda, Md on Dec 23, 2008

A 66in (168cm) water main broke about 0800 local time (1300 GMT) at River Road and Fenway Drive in Bethesda, Md., near the Congressional Country Club.

15 people were rescued by helicopters and boats
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L.A. Riots 1992

L.A. Riots 1992

The Los Angeles riots of 1992, also known as the Rodney King uprising or the Rodney King riots, were sparked on April 29, 1992 when a jury acquitted four police officers accused in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King following a high-speed pursuit. Thousands of people in the Los Angeles area rioted over the six days following the verdict. Widespread looting, assault, arson, and...
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