Thursday, December 25, 2008

Where in the world is ... (answers)

If yesterday's quiz left you a little stumped, here are the answers!

1) This is the largest in a chain of islands in the Tyrrhenia sea; and the legendary home of the sorceress Circe.
-- Isola Ponza, Italy

2) Throughout 2008 this active stratovolcano has been sending plumes of ash and water vapor over a nearby town, a town that was evacuated in 1994 due to danger from the volcano -- Tavurvur volcano, Papua New Guinea

3) Part of an island chain named by Captain Cook for the day on which he discovered them, forty-nine days after Easter Sunday.
-- Hamilton Island (part of Whitsunday Islands), Australia

4) This is the crater of an extinct tuff-cone volcano, now used as a memorial cemetery.
-- Punchbowl Crater, Punchbowl Memorial Cemetery, Hawaii, USA

Updated Imagery:

- USA: Anchorage (AK), Santa Rosa (CA), Thousand Oaks (CA), Newberg (OR), Bee Cave (TX), El Paso (TX), part of South Dakota, Manhattan, Long Island
- Mexico: Tijuana, Juarez, Aguascalientes, Queretaro, Cuernavaca, Puebla,
- Canada: Gibsons (BC)
- Cuba: Havana
- Haiti: Port-au-Prince
- Guatemala: Guatemala City
- Honduras: Tegucigalpa
- French Guiana: Cayenne
- Brazil: Brasilia, Sao Paulo
- Uruguay: Montevideo

Europe, Middle East, & Africa:
- Italy: Parma, Perugia, Foggia, Lucera, Viste Peschici, Isola Ponza, Isola d'Ischia
- Hungary: Budapest
- Romania: Bucharest
- Ukraine: Kiev, Odessa
- Bulgaria: Sofia
- Montenegro: Podorica
- Cyprus: Nicosia
- Azerbaijan: Baku
- Iran: Tabriz, Tehran, Mashhad
- Turkmenistan: Ashgabat
- Kuwait: Kuwait City
- UAE: Abu Dhabi, Dubai
- Saudi Arabia: Riyadh, Jeddah, Mecca
- Yemen: Sana
- Jordon: Amman
- Morocco: Casablanca
- Niger: Niamey
- South Africa: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban

- Pakistan: Islamabad
- India: Ahmadabad, Chennai, Bangalore
- China: Chongqing

- New Zealand: Christchurch
- Australia: Cairns, Gold Coast, Whitsunday Islands

New 2.5m base imagery for parts of: India, China, and Australia.

[NFGB] Link - from Google LatLong
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