Out of an estimated 1,500 active volcanoes, 50 or so erupt every year, spewing steam, ash, toxic gases, and lava.
Source: 2016: The Year in Volcanic Activity - The Atlantic
Nice image by Scott Kelly / NASA
AP photographer Binsar Bakkara recently visited newly-formed ghost villages near Indonesia’s Mount Sinabing, documenting the crumbling houses left behind that serve as “eerie reminders of how life suddenly stopped when the volcano erupted and everyone was forced to evacuate their homes.”
Source: Volcanic Ghost Villages in Indonesia - The Atlantic
A look at volcanoes around the world that have been threatening in the past few months. From Japan to Chile, eruptions occurred in dramatic fashion, forcing many evacuations.
Source: Volcanic activity 2015 - The Big Picture - The Boston Globe