August 29, 2012
This is an animated film used to depict the eruption of volcano Vesuvius in August, 79 AD. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons
April 19, 2012
The volcano Eyjafjallajökull, in Iceland, just before dawn on April 23, 2010: The worst is over. Lava flows freely. Earlier, as it punched through the ice cap, it triggered a meltwater flood that destroyed roads and farms, and a steam explosion that hurled ash into the stratosphere, stopping air traffic for a week. Image ©Orsolya and Erlend Haarberg/National Geographic
April 6, 2012
Tungurahua‘s, in Ecuador, molten rock so hot it glows visibly pours down the sides of the 5,000-meter high volcano, while a cloud of dark ash is seen being ejected toward the left. Photographer Patrick Taschler
September 21, 2011
Mount Tambora it’s located in the island of Sumbawa, Indonesia. Tambora’s 1815 outburst was the largest volcanic eruption and the most deadly in recorded history.
July 9, 2011
Why does the shadow of this volcano look like a triangle? The Mount Teide volcano itself does not have the strictly pyramidal shape that its geometric shadow might suggest. Photograph Juan Carlos Casado
June 17, 2011
The images shows a huge plume of volcanic ash blowing about 800 kilometers east and then northeast over Argentina. The plume from the eruption of a volcano in Chile’s Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, has disrupted air traffic as far away as New Zealand.
May 27, 2011
Lightning strikes in the erupting Grímsvötn volcano. The picture was taken from Orvar Atli Thorgeirsson, from the area of Sprengisandur, in the central highlands of Iceland, 60km away from the eruption.
May 25, 2011
On May 21, 2011, Iceland’s Grimsvotn Volcano erupted, sending an ash plume 12 miles (20 kilometers) high and closing Keflavik Airport, Iceland’s largest. Ash fell on much of Iceland, with some areas pitch black at midday on the 22nd.
May 22, 2011
Licancabur Volcano is located on the border between Chile and Bolivia. Photograph H. Machado