Volcanic eruptions in 2015

• Volcanic eruptions in 2015

In the world there are about 1500 active volcanoes, 50 of them annually erupt, throwing in the air the steam, ash, toxic gases and lava.

Overview of the most interesting volcanic eruptions in 2015 on our planet.

Volcanic eruptions in 2015

Volcano Wolf (English "wolf.") - a shield volcano in the north of the island of Isabela (Galapagos). Over the 900 years since the formation of the volcano was only 20 eruptions, the last volcano eruption began May 25, 2015. (Photo by Reuters):

Volcanic eruptions in 2015

Cotopaxi - the second highest peak of Ecuador and the highest active volcano in the country (5911 m). Starting with the 1738 eruption of Cotopaxi occurred about 50 times. The penultimate eruption happened in 1877. In August 2015, after almost 140 years, it started a new eruption.

Cotopaxi Volcano and cows, 14 August 2015. (Photo: Martin Bernetti):

Volcanic eruptions in 2015

Volcano Villarrica in the Araucanía, Chile. Is a stratovolcano, reaches a height of 2847 m. It rises above the lake of the same name and the city.

Volcano Villarrica, May 10, 2015. (Photo by Cristobal Saavedra | Reuters):

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Starting from the XVI century, the volcano has erupted dozens of times, with a maximum interval of calm is not more than 30 years. It is one of the most active volcanoes in South America.

Volcano Villarrica, 3 March 3015. (Photo by Lautaro Salinas):

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The eruptions were recorded, since 1558. Vulcan glacier covers an area of ​​40 sq. km. In the twentieth century, more than 100 people died in the mudslides from the slopes of the volcano after eruption.

Volcano Villarrica, May 19, 2015. (Photo by Cristobal Saavedra | Reuters):

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3 March 2015 started a new eruption. From the crater of the volcano ejected lava and ash to a height of 1 km. Chilean police said that it would be completely evacuated population Pucon and Konaripe.

Volcano Villarrica, July 25, 2015. (Photo by Cristobal Saavedra | Reuters):

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The volcano, which is located near the islands Tonga archipelago January 17, 2015. (Photo by Mary Lyn Fonua):

Volcanic eruptions in 2015

Active stratovolcano Sinabung in the northern part of the island of Sumatra, 60 km south-west of the city of Medan. North Sumatra, Indonesia, June 29, 2015. (Photo by Beawiharta | Reuters):

Volcanic eruptions in 2015

Sinabung height above sea level - 2460 meters. The picture was taken on February 9, 2015. (Photo Endro Lewa):

Volcanic eruptions in 2015

Abandoned church in abandoned village near the volcano Sinabung, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 16 November 2015. (Photo: Binsar Bakkara):

Volcanic eruptions in 2015

The eruption of the volcano Sinabung, June 20, 2015. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti):

Volcanic eruptions in 2015

The eruption of the volcano Sinabung, June 20, 2015. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti):

Volcanic eruptions in 2015

The current shield volcano Piton de la Fournaise in the south-east of the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean (Mascarene Islands), February 5, 2015. (Photo by Fabrice Wislez):

Volcanic eruptions in 2015

The height of the volcano Piton de la Fournaise - 2631 meters, the diameter of the Caldera - 8 km. This eruption of May 17, 2015. (Photo by Richard Bouhet):

Volcanic eruptions in 2015

Since the XVII century there were more than 150 eruptions of the volcano Piton. The picture was taken on August 1, 2015. (Photo by Ben Curtis):

Volcanic eruptions in 2015

The lava flows from the volcano Piton de la Fournaise, July 31, 2015. (Photo by Richard Bouhet):

Volcanic eruptions in 2015

The volcano Piton de la Fournaise, July 31, 2015. (Photo by Gilles Adt | Reuters):

Volcanic eruptions in 2015

Eruption of Piton de la Fournaise, July 31, 2015. (Photo by Gilles Adt | Reuters):

Volcanic eruptions in 2015

active thyroid Kilauea on the island of Hawaii, 26 January 2015. (Photo: U.S. Geological Survey):

Volcanic eruptions in 2015

Kilauea - the youngest of the land of Hawaiian volcanoes and one of the most active volcanoes on Earth. Kilauea height - 1247 m above sea level, its base goes to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean at a depth of about 5 km. (Photo by Lucy Nicholson | Reuters):

Volcanic eruptions in 2015

Momotombo - stratovolcano in Nicaragua, in the north-western shore of Lake Managua. December 1, 2015 to begin the first 110 years of the eruption. (Photo: Esteban Felix):

Volcanic eruptions in 2015

Volcano Colima in western Mexico. The most active volcano in the country, has erupted more than 40 times since 1576. This picture was taken on July 10, 2015. (Photo by Sergio Tapiro Velasco):

Volcanic eruptions in 2015

This is the active volcano Calbuco in the Andes in Chile. April 22, 2015 at 18:00 local time start of the next eruption could be seen impressive mushroom cloud of ash and smoke from the red sunset. (Photo by Carlos F. Gutierrez):

Volcanic eruptions in 2015

Calbuco Volcano in Chile, April 22, 2015. (Photo by Carlos F. Gutierrez):

Volcanic eruptions in 2015

Calbuco Volcano in Chile, April 22, 2015. (Photo by Diego Main):

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column of ash from a volcano in Chile Calbuco raised to a height of 20 km. (Photo by Alex Vidal Brecas):

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Calbuco Volcano in Chile, April 22, 2015. (Photo by Sergio Candia | Reuters):

Volcanic eruptions in 2015

On April 24 declared a "red" alert level. Population to be banned within a radius of 20 kilometers from the volcano. five thousand people were evacuated from dangerous areas. Lightning during the eruption of the volcano Calbuco in Chile, 23 April 2015. (Photo by David Cortes Serey):

Volcanic eruptions in 2015

Lightning in the eruption of the volcano Calbuco in Chile, 23 April 2015. (Photo by Martin Bernetti):

Volcanic eruptions in 2015

Active stratovolcano Etna is located on the east coast of Sicily, close to Messina and Catania. This is the highest active volcano in Europe (3329 m above sea level). December 3, 2015. (Photo by Marco Restivo):

Volcanic eruptions in 2015

At present the volcano on 21, 6 meters lower than it was in 1865. Etna - the highest mountain in Italy south of the Alps, it covers an area of ​​1250 square meters. km. Thus, the Etna - the largest active volcano in Italy, surpassing its nearest "competitor" Vesuvius more than 2.5 times

Lava from the volcano Etna, May 16, 2015. (Photo by Antonio Zanghì):

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About once every 150 years, the eruption destroys any settlement. But it does not stop the Sicilians - and they are densely populated slopes of Etna, as due to the abundance of minerals and trace elements contained in the cooled lava and volcanic ash, the soil here is very fertile. On the slopes of Etna cultivated fruits, olives, vines bred.

The regional government in Palermo in 1981 established a national nature reserve around Mount Etna. Due to the constant activity of Etna Volcano, he was elected UN decade.

Mount Etna, December 3, 2015. (Photo by Marco Restivo):

Volcanic eruptions in 2015