Volcanoes of the World

The city of Naples and Vesuvius volcano - perhaps THE volcano...
The city of Naples and Vesuvius volcano - perhaps THE volcano...
Every volcano in the world that has erupted within the past 10,000 years or is considered potentially active and many extinct volcanoes are listed.
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Sun, 4 Jul 2021, 19:28
Volcanic lightning in an ash-rich plume during the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption in Iceland (Image: Marco Fulle / Stromboli Online)
Explosive ash plumes often result in awe-inspiring displays of volcanic lightning. This occurs when silicate materials from rocks in a volcanic eruption break apart and they encounter each other in the middle of the turbulent eruption plume, or when ash particles rub together after being ejected. The ash particles exchange electrons, creating an imbalance in the positive and negative charges – to neutralise this imbalanced electrical field, a bolt of lightning zaps through the charged clusters, creating the spectacular volcanic lightning bolts we often observe during an explosive, ash-rich eruption. ... Read all
Mon, 24 May 2021, 12:26
Submarine volcanic eruption and associated megaplume (Image: NOAA/National Science Foundation).
When discussing 'volcanic eruptions', those from submarine volcanoes are often overlooked, with terrestrial volcanic eruptions attracting the most attention due to their spectacular, awe-inspiring displays of vast ash dispersal and a multitude of associated hazards. Deep-ocean, submarine eruptions have been attributed to only producing slow moving lava flows. ... Read all
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