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Kīlauea, Hawaiʻi [Mar. 15th, 2010|11:53 pm]
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"Kīlauea, 3 February 2010: Areas of the forest go up in flames as the 'a'ā flow pushes its way through the vegetation at the base of the pali, and flows onto the coastal plain."

Source: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
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Krafla, Iceland [Mar. 13th, 2010|01:18 am]
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"Krafla is a caldera of about 10 km in diameter with a 90 km long fissure zone, in the north of Iceland in the Mývatn region. Its highest peak reaches up to 818 m; it has erupted 29 times and it is 2 km in depth.

Krafla includes one of the two best-known Víti craters of Iceland (the other is in Askja). The Icelandic word "víti" means "hell". In former times, people often believed hell to be under volcanoes. The crater Víti has a green lake inside of it.

The Krafla area also includes Námafjall, a geothermal area with boiling mudpools and steaming fumaroles."

Source: Benjamin Dumas on Flickr (with link to fullsize photo), under a Creative Commons license
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Mount Pelée, Martinique [Mar. 9th, 2010|10:33 pm]
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"Mount Pelée is an active volcano on the northern tip of the French overseas department of Martinique in the Lesser Antilles island arc of the Caribbean. It is among the deadliest stratovolcanoes on Earth; its volcanic cone composed of layers of volcanic ash and hardened lava. The volcano is now famous for its extremely destructive eruption in 1902 and the destruction that resulted, now dubbed the worst volcanic disaster of the 20th century."

Source: Laurent on Flickr (with link to fullsize photo), under a Creative Commons license
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Agrihan, Northern Mariana Islands [Mar. 6th, 2010|11:47 pm]
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"Agrihan (also spelled Agrigan) is a stratovolcano which forms an island in the Northern Mariana Islands in the Pacific Ocean. The entire island is a massive volcano which rises over 4,000 metres from the ocean floor, and is the fifth largest in the Marianas volcanic arc. At 965 metres, its summit is the highest point in Micronesia. The volcano is topped by a large caldera, 1 x 2 km in size and about 500 metres deep."

Source: NASA
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Momotombo, Nicaragua [Mar. 3rd, 2010|11:50 pm]
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"Momotombo is a stratovolcano in Nicaragua, not far from the city of León. It stands on the shores of Lago de Managua. An eruption of the volcano in 1610 forced inhabitants of an early Spanish settlement nearby to relocate. The ruins of this city are preserved at León Viejo (Old León)."

Source: Marcelo José Blanco on Flickr, under a Creative Commons license
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Etna, Italy [Feb. 28th, 2010|11:10 pm]
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"Etna above the clouds"

Source: Leandro Neumann Ciuffo on Flickr, under a Creative Commons license
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Kīlauea, Hawaiʻi [Feb. 25th, 2010|11:58 pm]
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"Kīlauea is the most recent of a series of volcanoes that have created the Hawaiʻian Archipelago, as the Pacific Plate has moved and is moving over the Hawaiʻi hotspot. An eruption that started in 1983 is ongoing. These eruptions occur in the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent. Thirty-three eruptions have taken place since 1952 not including the current episode."

Source: slworking2 on Flickr (with link to fullsize photo), under a Creative Commons license
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Klyuchevskaya and Bezymianny, Russia [Feb. 22nd, 2010|11:57 pm]
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"Neighboring volcanoes on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula acted up at the same time in mid-February 2010. Klyuchevskaya Volcano in the north and Bezymianny Volcano in the south both sent plumes skyward over a snowy landscape. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this false-color image on February 13, 2010.

Low-angled sunlight illuminates the southern slopes of Kamchatka’s rugged landscape, as well as the southern sides of both volcanic plumes. The plumes’ light color suggests that, of the visible material in each plume, steam predominates over volcanic ash. Both plumes cast shadows toward the northwest."

Source: NASA Earth Observatory image created by Jesse Allen, using data provided courtesy of NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team
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Maly Semiachik, Russia [Feb. 19th, 2010|11:34 pm]
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"Maly Semiachik is a stratovolcano located in the eastern part of Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. It is a compound stratovolcano located in a 10-km-wide caldera within the 15 x 20 km mid-Pleistocene Stena-Soboliny caldera. Three overlapping stratovolcanoes were constructed sequentially along a NE-SW line, with the youngest cone, Ceno-Semiachik, at the southwest end. A hot, acidic crater lake fills the historically active Troitsky Crater, which formed during a large explosive eruption of Ceno-Semiachik about 400 years ago."

Source: MOBmole on Flickr, under a Creative Commons license
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Mount St. Helens, United States [Feb. 16th, 2010|08:35 pm]
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"Mount St. Helens as seen from Johnston Ridge Observatory (JRO), February 26, 2008."

Source: USGS Photograph taken by Gene Iwatsubo
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