Volcanic eruptions in 2017
• Volcanic eruptions in 2017
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. 2017 was a relatively quiet in terms of volcanic eruptions, although some eruptions were spectacular.
Overview of interesting volcanic eruptions in 2017 on our planet.
Sinabung - acting stratovolcano. Located in the northern part of the island of Sumatra, 60 km south-west of the city of Medan. Altitude - 2460 meters. The eruption began on Sunday night, August 29, 2010, the volcano was asleep before more than 400 years. Since then he has periodically erupts. (Photo by Ivan Damanik):
The eruption of Sinabung, February 12, 2017.
The eruption of Sinabung, February 10, 2017.
Sheveluch - an active volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula within the East Ridge. The most northerly active volcano of Kamchatka, December 5, 2017. (Photo by Gennady Teplitskiy):
Piton de la Fournaise - a shield volcano in height 2631 m Caldera volcano about 8 km in diameter;. from the XVII century, there were more than 150 volcanic eruptions. (Photo by Gilles Adt | Reuters):
The eruption of the volcano Piton de la Fournaise, July 14 2017. (Photo by Richard Bouhet):
The lava from Piton de la Fournaise February 1, 2017. Lava - a very viscous melt of rock at a temperature of from 500 to 1200 ° C. (Photo by Richard Bouhet):
This Theologian - Volcano, located on the eponymous desert island belonging to the Aleutian Islands in Alaska, USA. This is the height of 150 meters, but ... The underwater part of the volcano goes to a depth of 5000 meters. The eruption of May 28 2017. (Photo by Dave Schneider):
Active volcano Turrialba in North America, is located in Costa Rica. Eruption of 6 January 2017. (Photo by Ezequiel Becerra):
The power of the volcano Turrialba. Scaffolding burned pyroclastic flow. Costa Rica, February 3, 2017. (Photo by Ezequiel Becerra):
The eruption of the volcano Villarrica in the Araucanía, Chile December 6, 2017. (Photo by Christian Miranda):
Lava flowing from Kilauea volcano on the island of Hawaii, 28 January 2017. (Photo Hawaiian Volcano Observatory):
Kilauea height - 1247 m above sea level, its base goes to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, so the relative height of the volcanic edifice - about 6800 m (Photo U.S. Geological Survey):.
Most of the Kilauea volcano is part of the National Park "Khawaja-Volkeynos". (Photo Hawaiian Volcano Observatory):
The eruption of Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico, 10 November 2017. (Photo by Emmanuel Flores):
Volcano Manaro Vui Ambe on an island in the South Pacific on October 1, 2017. (Photo by Ben Bohane | Reuters):
Agung - stratovolcano located on the island of Bali, and is part of the eponymous province in Indonesia. It is the highest point of the island (3142 m) and is considered a sacred mountain from the locals. Bali, Indonesia, 26 November 2017. (Photo Courtesy Emilio Kuzma-Floy):
The eruption of the Agung volcano in Bali, November 30, 2017. (Photo by Juni Kriswanto):
The eruption of the Agung volcano in Bali, November 30, 2017. (Photo Firdia Lisnawati):
The diameter of the crater of the volcano Agung is 520 * 375 meters. The top of the volcano bald and devoid of vegetation. Unlike other active volcanoes in Indonesia, in historical time known only five times when Agung made itself felt. (Photo by Sonny Tumbelaka):
Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy. This is the highest point in Europe outside of the Caucasus Mountains, the Alps and the Pyrenees, and the highest active volcano in Europe. Now the height of Etna is 3429 meters above sea level. (Photo by Marco Calandra | Shutterstock):
Etna - the largest active volcano in Italy, surpassing its nearest "competitor" - Vesuvius - more than 2, 9 times. (Photo by Salvatore Allegra):
According to various sources, Etna has between 200 and 400 side of volcanic craters. On average, every three months, then one, then from another crater spewed lava. About once every 150 years, the eruption destroys any settlement.
The regional government in Palermo in 1981 established a national nature reserve around Mount Etna. Due to the constant activity of Etna volcano was elected to the UN Decade. (Photo: Antonio Parrinello | Reuters):
The eruption of Mount Etna in February 2017.
According to volcanologists, "friendly Volcano" (as it is called Etna locals) is changing. In the recent past, the nature of Etna was fairly quiet, but now, according to the magazine "Focus", "volcano behavior, which is considered to be active but not dangerous, it becomes more and more suspicious."
Volcano Colima is located in the west of Mexico in the state of Jalisco in Volcanic Sierra, 80 km from the Pacific coast. Mexico's most active volcano, has erupted more than 40 times since 1576. This eruption of 23 January 2017. (Photo by Hector Guerrero):
A very Colima volcano eruption began January 19, 2017, with the release of ash and smoke up to 2 km above the crater. (Photo by Sergio Velasco Garcia):