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A vent or opening in a planet's surface that lets out pressurized molten rocks or magma, and gases from the inner core. Volcanoes come in various shapes and structure, but the most common ones are mountain-like structures with a crater at the summit.

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Mount Etna

Natural environment; Volcano

Mount Enta is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, Italy. It is the tallest active volcano in Europe and one of the most active volcanoes in the world with an almost constant state of ...


Natural environment; Volcano

Stromboli is a small island off the north coast of Sicily containing one of the three active volcanoes in Italy. The volcano has been in almost on continuous eruption for the past 2000 and they are ...

Mount Tambora

Natural environment; Volcano

Mount Tambora is an active stratovolcano on the island of Sumbawa, Indonesia. It erupted in 1815 and was the largest volcanic eruption in history. Prior to the eruption, Mount Tambora was the tallest ...


Natural environment; Volcano

Eyjafjallajökull is one of the smaller ice caps of Iceland, which lies on top of a caldera of a volcano at a summit of 1,666m (5,466ft). The volcano is well known for its 2010 eruption, which causes ...

Mount St. Helens

Natural environment; Volcano

Mount St. Helens is an active stratovolcano in Washington, United States. The volcano suffered a catastrophic eruption in May 1980, which killed 57 people and destroyed homes, bridges, railways and ...

Masaya Volcano

Natural environment; Volcano

Masaya is a volcano in Managua, Nicaragua. The volcano has had lava flows in 1670 and 1772. More recently in 2001, an explosion sent rocks flying 500 metres away from the crater, injuring one person ...

Poás Volcano

Natural environment; Volcano

The Poás Volcano is an active stratovolcano in central Costa Rica, which has erupted 39 times since 1828. The volcano has a highly acidic lake that doesn’t support aquatic life. The most recent ...

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