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3D geological models with Minecraft

Following on from the scale model of Great Britain, BGS has taken another step into the world of Minecraft by creating three-dimensional representations of geology at several locations across the country.

Read more about 3D geological models with Minecraft

Non-coal mining plans

A range of mine plans from a variety of sources including the Health and Safety Executive mine abandonment plans, published mine plans and plans of mine workings.

Search the non-coal mining plans database and view scans where available

Ramsgate Earthquake

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake occurred at 2.52am (BST) on Friday 22nd May 2015 near Ramsgate in Kent.

Further information.

Hydrometric monitoring of the River Virkisá

A team from BGS and the University of Dundee has been studying the Virkisj√∂kull-Fallj√∂kull glacier's main outflow river, the Virkisá, since 2012, as part of ongoing research and monitoring at the BGS glacier observatory in south east Iceland.
Read more about this study

Nepal Earthquake Response 2015

BGS and partners at Durham University used satellite imagery to map over 3000 landslides triggered by the M7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal on 25th April 2015. These maps are helping the relief efforts.
Read more about the Nepal earthquake response 2015

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Mobile apps

Various mobile friendly versions of apps on the BGS website

BGS Geological Walk map

A walk through geological time at BGS Keyworth, now available to browse online


App for the geological map of Britain iPhone App | Android App ... and iGeology3D!


App for soil properties map of Britain | learn about the soil beneath your feet. iPhone App