25 Incredible Photos of Volcanic Eruptions You’ll Want To See

Both terrifying and awe-inspiring, volcanoes never cease to amaze. With steam plumes, fiery explosions, and rivers of magma, they reveal the wonders of nature and the mysteries of Earth. But, they’re also incredibly dangerous, causing harm to many people all over the world. It’s unlikely we’d get near one of these things anytime soon. With that said, here are 25 Incredible Photos of Volcanic Eruptions You’ll Want To See.

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Mount Gharat

Mount_Gharat_from_spaceSource: https://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com

Part of an archipelago, Mount Gharat is a volcano mostly submerged in the Pacific Ocean. In 2013, the International Space Station was capable of taking photographs of Mount Gharat during an eruption.

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Manam Volcano

Manam_VolcanoSource: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov

Manam volcano is one of the most active in Papua New Guinea with frequent eruptions resulting is several deaths. In 2004, the eruption forced an evacuation of the island.

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Bamus, Ulawun, and Lolobau Volcanos

Bamus,_Ulawun,_and_Lolobau_from_spaceSource: http://volcano.oregonstate.edu

The Bamus, Ulawun, and Lolobau volcanos are all in close relation to each other on New Britain Island. Of the three, Ulawun is the most active with 22 eruptions since the 1700’s.

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Chaitén Volcano

Columna_de_cenizas_de_la_erupción_del_Chaitén_de_2008Source: http://geology.com

This terrifying beauty is called Chaitén Volcano, residing in the lower half of Chile. In 2008, it erupted so intensely that it built a new lava dome and caused significant trouble for the nearby town of Chaitén.

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Shiveluch Volcano

russia volcanoSource: https://volcano.si.edu

Located on the eastern end of Russia, Shiveluch volcano has been violently active since 1980, producing high plumes and lava flows which creates further dome growth.

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