Look at how big is the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

By now we all are aware of the disastrous oil spill  that took place on April 20th, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon left 17 workers injured and 11 missing and presumed dead. Oil is spilling from a well 5000 feet below sea level, discharging about 200,000 gallons of crude oil a day according to the official estimate.

This brilliant website allows the visitors to compare the size of spill ( via Google Earth) to the size of Manhattan, San Francisco, Paris, London, Rome, Hawaii, Washington DC and even your own city. See the extent of damage through your own eyes.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s