Famous Volcanoes

Volcanoes have erupted throughout history causing the loss of whole villages and their residents. The most famous of these volcanoes is Mount Vesuvius, which erupted in 76 A.D. burying the town of Pompeii in Italy. Volcanoes are active all over the world today. Some of them do erupt from time to time and others are… read more »

What are Volcanoes?

Volcanoes form when there is an opening in the Earth’s crust and have four main parts – pipe, vent, crater and cone. The vent is the actual opening and the pipe is the passage through which the molten lava pours from the Earth’s core to the surface. Volcanoes are like mountains, some of which are… read more »

White Island, also known as Whakaari, Volcano erupts in New Zealand

White Island in the Bay of Plenty ca. 50 km off the North Island’s east coast is one of New Zealands most active volcanoes, well known for its spectacular crater with strong hydrothermal activity and sulphur deposits. It is part of the active Taupo volcanic zone and last erupted in 2001 (phreatic explosion). For more… read more »