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Old 02-28-2010, 01:46 AM   #1
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Default Interesting Google Earth stuff

Nothing major, just this was interesting after stumbling on these islands in the South Pacific.

The first one is the Gough Island listed as uninhabited, but obviously someone has taken residency there. Looks like a nice abode indeed.
http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=-40.3...z=13&t=h&hl=en

Now, the other island Tristan Da Cunha (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=-37.0...z=14&t=h&hl=en) just the three noticeable craters and how rather precise they are in composition to each other. I actually wouldn't mind living in Edinburg. I would bet its a different life down there. Well, maybe not now, but.....

Oh well
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Old 02-28-2010, 02:06 AM   #2
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The first one is the Gough Island listed as uninhabited, but obviously someone has taken residency there. Looks like a nice abode indeed.
http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=-40.3...z=13&t=h&hl=en
Nice find. It's quite big. I would say the main building is 200' x 150'

Here it is zoomed:
http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&hl=e...,0.006099&z=18
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Old 02-28-2010, 02:10 AM   #3
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It's a weather station...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gough_I...eather_station

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Weather station

The weather station on Gough Island is operated as part of the network of the South African Weather Service. Because cold fronts approach South Africa from the south-west, the Gough station is particularly important in forecasting winter weather.
The Gough Island teams consist of:
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Old 02-28-2010, 02:12 AM   #4
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Just noticed a vast amount of earthquake activity along the Gulf of Aden via Google Earth. You have to view it yourself, but when you get in the area, zoom in very close. Otherwise you will continue to only see water. Once you're close enough there is a mass string of Quakes registering along that entire strip.

This is quite interesting because with this kind of activity, you would have to wonder about all of the battle ships in the area. How can that be??
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Old 02-28-2010, 02:14 AM   #5
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Good Stuff Meta. I wonder if it was some type of station or base of some sort. I guess too lazy to complete the research.
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:49 PM   #6
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Good Stuff Meta. I wonder if it was some type of station or base of some sort. I guess too lazy to complete the research.

Let me Google that for you

http://home.intekom.com/gough/
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:15 PM   #7
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The heli pad looks like an aliens face
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