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Zoom onto the rotating steam ring. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 31 Dec - Sun, 6 Jan, 2019
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View from the basecamp at night, at 2750 m elevation near the end of the vegetation, illuminated by a campfire. A spectacular view to the NW over densely populated Java with the silhouette of Argopuro volcano (in the left). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 7 Jan - Sun, 13 Jan, 2019
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The explosion throws out a shower of incandescent bombs and a dense ash cloud. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 14 Jan - Sun, 20 Jan, 2019
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Popocatepetl is one of Mexico's most active volcanoes and also part of an Aztec legend, a warrior who fell in love with a young woman (Iztaccihuatl) who died while he was away in battle. He is said to be still mourning for her.

Popocatepetl is located more or less 40 miles southeast of Mexico City. (Photo: RGoadPhotography)
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Mon, 21 Jan - Sun, 27 Jan, 2019
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Dense ash plumes are being emitted from the summit crater and fissures which just have opened up at their base, accompanied by violent earth tremors. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
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Mon, 28 Jan - Sun, 3 Feb, 2019
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Steam vents are seem in many places. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 4 Feb - Sun, 10 Feb, 2019
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Mayon is one of the most impressive and perfectly symmetrical stratovolcanoes in the world. View is from northwest. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 11 Feb - Sun, 17 Feb, 2019
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People at the Jagger museum on the rim of Kilauea's summit caldera watch the lava lake inside Halema'uma'u crater.
The scene is illuminated by the full moon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 18 Feb - Sun, 24 Feb, 2019
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On 17 Oct, explosions were particularly violent at Anak Krakatau. We show a series of images of a spectacular explosion captured from close range by boat. 2 months later, the cone of Anak Krakatau collapsed into the sea on the evening of 22 Dec 2018, triggering a catastrophic tsunami. The following sequence of pictures was taken within few seconds from each other each. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 25 Feb - Sun, 3 Mar, 2019
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Another extremely strong eruption sends bombs more than 500m, many towards the Bastimento and Pizzo and beyond. The outer slopes of the NE crater are completely covered with incandescent lava bombs. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 4 Mar - Sun, 10 Mar, 2019
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Clear view onto the lava lake inside Marum's west crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 11 Mar - Sun, 17 Mar, 2019
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Several effusive vents arranged in a row on top of a dyke, feeding lava flows into Puka Nui collapse pit at Pu'u 'O'o crater, Kilauea volcano. hawaii_e7579.jpg (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 18 Mar - Sun, 24 Mar, 2019
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Night-time lava flow on Etna volcano. A photographer stands on the rim to the left. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 25 Mar - Sun, 31 Mar, 2019
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Vertical view onto the lava lake in the evening showing a typical scene of activity: 3 areas at the lake shore are moderately fountaining and several rifts occur on the surface of the lake, driven by internal convection of the magma. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 1 Apr - Sun, 7 Apr, 2019
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The Ancient Greek theatre at Plaka in Milos (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 8 Apr - Sun, 14 Apr, 2019
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View into the active crater of Suwanosejima volcano (Tokara Islands, Japan) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 15 Apr - Sun, 21 Apr, 2019
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The Roman city of Herculaneum was buried by Vesuvius volcano in 79 A.D. (Photo: Janka)
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Mon, 22 Apr - Sun, 28 Apr, 2019
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Namuka Island (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 29 Apr - Sun, 5 May, 2019
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Large lava flow descending from Bocca Nuova crater (Etna volcano, 1999) (c)
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Mon, 6 May - Sun, 12 May, 2019
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Erta Ale volcano's lava lake back in Nov 2009.  
The red glow of the lava illuminates the crater walls under the blue sky of dusk. A small group of observers is on the left crater rim. 
During the past 7 years, the lava lake has gradually risen. As of now (Dec 2016), the lava lake has completely filled the pit crater and constructed a new shield by ongoing overflows.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 13 May - Sun, 19 May, 2019
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View from the south onto the caldera. To the left, the complex of the Polyvotis craters and lava dome and in the center the Stefanos crater. (c)
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Mon, 20 May - Sun, 26 May, 2019
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Kawah Ijen crater lake (East Java, Indonesia) (Photo: Roland Gerth)
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Mon, 27 May - Sun, 2 Jun, 2019
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Evening ash plume from a small eruption at Fuego volcano (Guatemala) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 3 Jun - Sun, 9 Jun, 2019
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Big surf at the west coast of El Hierro Island. The coast is formed by Holocene basalt lava flows forming a plateau that is exposed to the full force of the ocean waves. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 10 Jun - Sun, 16 Jun, 2019
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As day breaks, the blue light from the flames gets weaker and weaker and disappears. (Photo: Andi Rosadi)
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Mon, 17 Jun - Sun, 23 Jun, 2019
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The active northern crater of Karangetang in Feb 2019. (Photo: Thomas Spinner)
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Mon, 24 Jun - Sun, 30 Jun, 2019
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Strong strombolian explosion at Anak Krakatau in the evening of 20 Nov 2018. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 1 Jul - Sun, 7 Jul, 2019
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A magnificient moment of the lava fountain. This photo was also featured in National Geographic's article about Etna (Feb 2002 issue). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 8 Jul - Sun, 14 Jul, 2019
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Red scoria layers and lava flows in the crater walls of Agung volcano, Bali (Photo: ThomasH)
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Mon, 15 Jul - Sun, 21 Jul, 2019
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The lake-filled crater of Irazu volcano, Costa Rica (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 22 Jul - Sun, 28 Jul, 2019
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As pieces from the outer margin of the growing dome break off, they generate glowing avalanches. (Photo: Galih Jati)
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Mon, 29 Jul - Sun, 4 Aug, 2019
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Erupting Krakatau volcano on 31 Oct 2018 01:04 am. The glowing lights in the atmosphere are coming from fishing boats and the cities (especially the lighthouse) on the main land. (Photo: Axel Becker)
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Mon, 5 Aug - Sun, 11 Aug, 2019
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Osorno stratovolcano, Chile (Photo: C.Utreras-DGEO)
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Mon, 12 Aug - Sun, 18 Aug, 2019
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View of Batur volcano (1,717 m) from the peak of Agung (3,142 m) at night. (Photo: Anton Jankovoy)
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Mon, 19 Aug - Sun, 25 Aug, 2019
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The hydrothermaly altered rocks at the Mirador de Los Azulejo. Tenerife island. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
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Mon, 26 Aug - Sun, 1 Sep, 2019
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Our expedition leader Yashmin 25 m above the lava lake in Benbow crater (July 2018, Ambrym, Vanuatu) (Photo: Yashmin Chebli)
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Mon, 2 Sep - Sun, 8 Sep, 2019
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Strombolian explosion at Krakatau on 20 Nov 2018 evening. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 9 Sep - Sun, 15 Sep, 2019
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View of the active south pit with a little lava fountain (Benbow volcano, Ambrym, Vanuatu) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 16 Sep - Sun, 22 Sep, 2019
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Remnant of a volcanic intrusion into submarine ash and mud layers near Kleftiko, Milos Island, Greece (Photo: Jean-Maurice)
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Mon, 23 Sep - Sun, 29 Sep, 2019
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Etna New SE crater paroxysm 26 Oct 2013: it's Dawn and a lava flows started to descend in the saddle between the old and new SE cones (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
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Mon, 30 Sep - Sun, 6 Oct, 2019
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Andre watching the new activity in the south crater at night (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 7 Oct - Sun, 13 Oct, 2019
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Ash emission with lightning (Photo: Galih Jati)
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Mon, 14 Oct - Sun, 20 Oct, 2019
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Morning comes fast! A last photo of the lava lake in its giant crater, before fumes become too dense. Jean Michel, at the lower right, merges with the ground. Mikeno and Karisimbi in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 21 Oct - Sun, 27 Oct, 2019
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The stable fountain at the western margin of the lava lake (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 28 Oct - Sun, 3 Nov, 2019
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Eruption from Benbow's crater at night (Photo: Ralf Knauer)
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Mon, 4 Nov - Sun, 10 Nov, 2019
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Mayon volcano mirrored in a flooded rice field (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
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Mon, 11 Nov - Sun, 17 Nov, 2019
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