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Where is Earth's Water?

Illustration of the Earth with a small blue sphere 860 miles in diameter representing the amount of water in and on the Earth Where is Earth's water? Explore the answer to this and many more water-related questions on the USGS Water Science School website.

Learn about water basics, surface water, groundwater, and the water cycle.

Have your students take the surveys in the Activity Center and discuss how students in different locations might respond to the questions.



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Hawaiian Volcanoes
The USGS recently elevated the alert level for Mauna Loa volcano to Advisory/Yellow. Check out the webcams on Kilauea and Mauna Loa! Photographs and videos of ongoing activity at Kilauea are posted several times a month. Learn more in our online booklet Eruptions of Hawaiian Volcanoes--Past, Present, and Future.

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