Titanic Wreck Exact Location on Google Earth Map of North Atlantic (KMZ)

Deutsch: Zeichnung des Untergangs der Titanic ...
The sinking of the Titanic Image via Wikipedia

April 15 is the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on its maiden voyage in 1912. The wreck of the ship was found in two pieces, the bow and the stern, by Ballard in 1985, who released the precise coordinates of the wreck:  41.726931° N and -49.948253° W. The wreck was found at a depth of 12,000 feet.

The Titanic took with it 810 passengers and 685 crew, for a total toll of 1495 human lives. A fascinating demographic breakdown shows that the most likely to survive were women in first class (90%) followed by children in first class (86%). Overall, the survival rate on the Titanic for women was 72% and for men 19%.


The exact location of the Titanic can be seen on this map, in a KMZ (3d) format. The YouTube clip shows what the Titanic looks like in Google Earth (Google Maps Embeds for WordPress do not support the Earth plugin anymore)…


See the same map of the Titanic sinking location and wreck in Google Earth.

Video images of the wreck, as found at the bottom of the sea…


Sorin Adam Matei

Sorin Adam Matei - Professor of Communication at Purdue University - studies the relationship between information technology and social groups. He published papers and articles in Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Information Society, and Foreign Policy. He is the author or co-editor of several books. The most recent is Structural differentation in social media. He also co-edited Ethical Reasoning in Big Data,Transparency in social media and Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets: Theory and Methods (Computational Social Sciences) , all three the product of the NSF funded KredibleNet project. Dr. Matei's teaching portfolio includes online interaction, and online community analytics and development classes. His teaching makes use of a number of software platforms he has codeveloped, such as Visible Effort . Dr. Matei is also known for his media work. He is a former BBC World Service journalist whose contributions have been published in Esquire and several leading Romanian newspapers. In Romania, he is known for his books Boierii Mintii (The Mind Boyars), Idolii forului (Idols of the forum), and Idei de schimb (Spare ideas).

11 thoughts on “Titanic Wreck Exact Location on Google Earth Map of North Atlantic (KMZ)

  • November 16, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    How do I find an image of the coordinates?

    • November 22, 2014 at 9:32 pm

      Titanic is in two main pieces 370 miles (600 km) south-east of Mistaken Point, Newfoundland. The bow is located at 41°43′57″N 49°56′49″WCoordinates: 41°43′57″N 49°56′49″W and the stern is about 1,970 feet (600 m) to the south at 41°43′35″N 49°56′54″W. The boilers found by Argo, which mark the point at which the ship went down,[63] are about 600 feet (180 m) east of the stern at 41°43′32″N 49°56′49″W.

      Here is an image of the ocean floor where the titanic is resting.

      ( http://www.elevationearth.com/FeaturedLocations/TitanicWreck/TitanicWreck.html )

  • November 21, 2014 at 2:58 am

    Professor-Matei, the wreckage of Titanic, was attributed to “Ice-bergs” according to the popular version, distributed by TV documentaries and movies. Was it the true cause of the sinking of that huge ship?

    NY USA

  • January 4, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    You state, at the top of this page, that 800 people perished. By every other account (about 2 dozen) I have researched, it was about 1,500; where the hell did you get 800?

      • June 10, 2016 at 5:35 am

        The first sentence of the second paragraph mentions passengers twice, where I think ‘crew’ was intended. (maybe passenger class?) Just FYI for the author/editor.

      • September 1, 2016 at 5:10 pm

        The numbers still don’t make sense. Every other report of the Titanic sinking says the number of survivors was about 706 or 705 people, and that 1517 souls perished. There were 2208 (estimate) people on board … So your numbers are still wrong.


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