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.
A massive ash cloud over Mount Tongariro, New Zealand, November 21, 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.
Indonesia’s Mount Gamalama spews a copious amount of ash over the Ternate Island. September 16, 2012.
The highest and most active volcano in Europe, called the Etna. Sicily Island. April 1, 2012.
There were several eruptions. Photos from beginning of January and February of this year.
San Cristobal volcano in Nicaragua, its eruption forced the evacuation of hundreds of local residents in September.
Mexico’s Popocatepetl in Puebla, was one of the most active this year. Five points out of seven possible.
A photo of the lava lake in the crater of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, October 22, 2012.
A colorful shot there, 5 days earlier.
Pictures from the end of November.
Lava flows into the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
A satellite photo, during the eruption of the volcanic island Tinakula in the South Pacific Ocean
Lokon volcano on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. One of the most active. Its eruption began on 24 October 2012.
In the Ecuadorian Andes, Tungurahua volcano woke up again. Photo taken at the end of August 2012.
A satellite image shows a newly-formed volcanic island in the Red Sea.
Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala. Was needed the evacuation of more than 33 thousand people. September 13, 2012.
A column of ash and gas from Kamchatka’s Shiveluch volcano, October 6, 2012.
The El Hierro volcano in the Canary continues its underwater eruption.
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