On Wednesday night the Etna on Sicily showed strombolian activity and glowing lava flows were visible from Catania. Don’t miss the great photos here and the webcam of the INGV and EtnaTrekking. This is the first larger eruption since May 2008 and surely one of the most beautiful ones. News coverage with more great videos here.
In July, 2012 the new IceAge movie will be released. The first teaser is promising: Again, the common knowledge of geology will be shaken to its foundations! Check it out!
If your working area is outside the USA, you do not have the pleasure to use the great remote sensing data provided by the NASA. However, there are some other organisations that provide nice datasets for public use. In Spain, SIGPAC has a huge database of free ortophotos. The Junta of Andalucía manages a great variety of maps and photos from different ages, even old aerial photos from the US Airforce! For North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, GeoServerNRW provides free data.
Don’t miss the earthquake museum in Kobe, which is built around the surface ruptures. Spectacular!
Have a nice weekend!