Volcanic Activity in 2012

December 22, 2012 | in Travel

Today we offer you an overview of volcanic activity around the world in 2012. This year erupted about 50 of the 1500 active volcanoes. How was this happening see in the photo selection below.

Santiaguito volcano in Guatemala, March 11, 2012.

Volcanic Activity in 2012

A massive ash cloud over Mount Tongariro, New Zealand, November 21, 2012.

Volcanic Activity in 2012

Flat Tolbachik volcano of Kamchatka woke up in November. The Ejection of ash cloud raised at an altitude of about three kilometers above the sea level.

Volcanic Activity in 2012

Volcanic Activity in 2012

Indonesia’s Mount Gamalama spews a copious amount of ash over the Ternate Island. September 16, 2012.

Volcanic Activity in 2012

The highest and most active volcano in Europe, called the Etna. Sicily Island. April 1, 2012.

Volcanic Activity in 2012

Volcanic Activity in 2012

There were several eruptions. Photos from beginning of January and February of this year.

Volcanic Activity in 2012

Volcanic Activity in 2012

Volcanic Activity in 2012

San Cristobal volcano in Nicaragua, its eruption forced the evacuation of hundreds of local residents in September.

Volcanic Activity in 2012

Mexico’s Popocatepetl in Puebla, was one of the most active this year. Five points out of seven possible.

Volcanic Activity in 2012

Volcanic Activity in 2012

Volcanic Activity in 2012

Volcanic Activity in 2012

Volcanic Activity in 2012

Volcanic Activity in 2012

A photo of the lava lake in the crater of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, October 22, 2012.

Volcanic Activity in 2012

A colorful shot there, 5 days earlier.

Volcanic Activity in 2012

Pictures from the end of November.

Volcanic Activity in 2012

Volcanic Activity in 2012

Lava flows into the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Volcanic Activity in 2012

Volcanic Activity in 2012

A satellite photo, during the eruption of the volcanic island Tinakula in the South Pacific Ocean

Volcanic Activity in 2012

Lokon volcano on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. One of the most active. Its eruption began on 24 October 2012.

Volcanic Activity in 2012

In the Ecuadorian Andes, Tungurahua volcano woke up again. Photo taken at the end of August 2012.

Volcanic Activity in 2012

Volcanic Activity in 2012

Volcanic Activity in 2012

Volcanic Activity in 2012

A satellite image shows a newly-formed volcanic island in the Red Sea.

Volcanic Activity in 2012

Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala. Was needed the evacuation of more than 33 thousand people. September 13, 2012.

Volcanic Activity in 2012

Volcanic Activity in 2012

A column of ash and gas from Kamchatka’s Shiveluch volcano, October 6, 2012.

Volcanic Activity in 2012

The El Hierro volcano in the Canary continues its underwater eruption.

Volcanic Activity in 2012
Photo: Reuters, Getty Images

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