Land of Volcanoes & History Armenia, a small country in the South Caucasus, has a long dramatic history and a rich cultural heritage. Despite its compact territory, it has much to offer its guests: fascinating mountain landscapes with snowy volcano peaks, beautiful gorges and cliffs, alpine meadows and subtropical forests, monasteries hidden in valleys, archaeological sites and picturesque villages.
Top 20 quakes in 2016 Several magnitude 7 quakes occurred in 2016 (but none above M8): Papua New Guinea, NZ, Ecuador, Solomon Islands, Sumatra, Chile, Alaska and others - nearly all major earthquakes were located near active subduction zones. See the top 20 list of largest quakes in 2016 with this map.
Volcano Calendar 2016 We're proud to present our new volcano calendar 2016: 13 different and attractive images of volcanoes, volcanic landscapes and phenomena taken during volcano tours over the past few years.
Seismic crisis in SW Iceland In mid Feb 2021, a strong seismic crisis started on the Reykjanes peninsula, caused by a magmatic intrusion that could lead up to a new volcanic eruption. Follow the latest developments!
Igneous or magmatic rocks The most primitive rock type forms when magma (molten rock) solidifies - either inside the earth (plutonic rocks) or during volcanic eruptions (volcanic rocks). A short overview.
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