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Deeper within the lava lake, gas collects into bubbles that rise to its surface where they explode, tearing apart the overlying thin crust and splashing around drops of hot lava. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
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At the rim of Erta Ale volcano's lava lake (29 Dec 2016) (Photo: Jens-Wolfram Erben)
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Strong strombolian activity from Etna's New SE crater and lava flow on 28 Feb 2017 evening (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
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Silhouette of Nyamuragira, the active shield volcano and neighbour of Nyiragongo. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
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Kilauea Lava Hose - a view from the side, March 2017 (Photo: KatSpruth)
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View onto the active lava lake and the western inner caldera walls. The more or less horizontal volcanic deposits are in some locations crosscut by lighter coloured subvertical dykes which represent younger intrusions of  magma along fracture zones. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
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Nighttime view of the active lava shield at Erta Ale´s southern rift eruption in February 2017. (Photo: Stefan Tommasini)
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Clifftop Explosions, Kilauea Ocean Entry, March 2017 (Photo: KatSpruth)
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Etna New SE crater paroxysm 26 Oct 2013: panoramic view with the craters of the eruption in 2002-2003 (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
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"Salt mushroom" at Dallol (Photo: Stefan Tommasini)
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Strombolian eruption from Stromboli's main NE vent in the evening twilight (8 June 2017) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Iron-rich hydrothermal spring at Nea Kameni island, Santorini volcano (Greece) (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
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The successful climb to Nyiragongo´s summit was rewarded with views onto its actively churning lava lake later that evening when clouds and volcanic gass plumes had partially lifted. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
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Strombolian eruption from the NE crater of Stromboli volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy) shortly after sunset (8 June 2017) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Erupting New SE crater of Etna volcano at dawn (17 Nov 2013) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Hot springs at Dallol (Photo: Stefan Tommasini)
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Lava flow at dusk with an ash plume from a small pyroclastic flow. (Photo: roland)
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Georgios crater of Nea Kameni volcano, Santorini (Greece), with Palea Kameni in the background. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
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Relatively clear view into Nyiragongo´s caldera with the central active lava lake and to its east-southeast the 2016 hornito and dark brown lava flows. (Photo: Ingrid Smet)
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The largest blocks fall leaving huge scary fingertrails of ash behind. At the base of the eruption, pyroclastic flows form. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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A stronger vulcanian-type eruption an hour later with a spectacular lightning striking inside the ash plume. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Typical ropy pahoehoe flow tongue, approx. 1 meter long. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Climbing Suwanose-jima volcano (Tokara Islands, Japan) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Ijen-The solidified sulphur is then broken into pieces for the miners to carry to the kantor, some 3km away (Photo: jorge)
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The plume from the explosion rises vertically to 12,000 ft. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Stromboli illuminated by the moon at night seen from below.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Evening strombolian eruption from the new crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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A young lava flow that covered the floor of Erta Ale´s summit caldera during the intense overflow of the south crater lava lake which preceeded the new fissure eruption on the volcano´s SE flank (February 2017) (Photo: Stefan Tommasini)
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Fog, lava glow and twilight mix above the crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Fishing boats and erupting Krakatau volcano (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Lava lake in Benbow crater (Photo: Yashmin Chebli)
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Ancient pillow lavas from the earliest eruptions of Mt Etna volcano near Aci Castello (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
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Kilauea ocean entry explosions! (Photo: KatSpruth)
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Spectacular sunrise colors above the Tyrrhenian Sea and Calabria (mainland Italy) in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Red beach near Akrotiri, Santorini (Greece) - an old cinder cone exposed by erosion (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
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