On Earth, there are about 1,500 active volcanoes, 50 of them annually erupt, throwing into the air steam, ash, lava and poisonous gases.
Overview of the most interesting volcanic eruptions in 2013 on our planet.
Pavlov volcano began erupting May 13, 2013 and thrown into the air ash cloud height of about 6 km. Photo from the ISS.
Eruption Pavlova, the view from the ISS
So look under a microscope particles of ash after a volcanic eruption in Alaska Pavlova, May 18 2013.
The eruption of the volcano Tungurahua (App. "Throat of Fire") - an active volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes (Cordillera Real), the national park Sangay.
"Fire throat", the volcano Tungurahua.
Lokon volcano eruption on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. He threw ash to a height of about 3 km.
Active volcano Krakatoa in Indonesia, located in the Malay Archipelago between the islands of Java and Sumatra. The height of this volcano 813 m. Before the eruption of the volcano in 1883 was significantly higher and represents one big island. However, the most powerful eruption in 1883 destroyed the island and the volcano.
Active volcano eruption Karangetang, April 4, 2013. It is located in the northern part of the island of Siau, 2200 km north-east of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.
Kilauea (translated from Hawaiian - "spewing") - the most active volcano in the island of Hawaii, which is continuously erupting since 1983. He is also considered the most active volcanoes on Earth.
The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii on April 20, 2013.
The resulting glass bubble flow from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. Note the thin, transparent glass wall of the bladder.
Eruption Popocatepetl ("smoking hill") in Mexico, July 7, 2013.
Bromo volcano eruption in Indonesia, July 23, 2013. He is one of the most popular tourist attractions in East Java because of its accessibility. Bromo crater with a diameter of 600 meters, the volcano is in a constant state of activity of the past 20 years.
Sakurajima - is an active stratovolcano height of 1117 meters, located on an island of the Japanese prefecture of Kagoshima. Until 1914, Sakurajima was an island, but the eruption it was connected with the lava flows Osumi Peninsula. Picture was taken on August 18 2013.
Eruption Sinabung in northern Sumatra, 17 September 2013. A pillar of smoke and ash rose a few kilometers above the summit of the volcano.
Sinabung volcano and lightning, 18 September 2013.
During the eruption of the volcano Sinabung from the sky flying here are the stones.
Ash from the volcano Sinabung creates surreal paintings. Sumatra on 19 November 2013.
The eruption of an underwater volcano off the coast of a small uninhabited island Nishinoshimav Japan on November 21, 2013.
Eruption Sakura-Jima on the Japanese island of Kyushu, November 23, 2013. It is currently the most active volcano erupts in Japan and a few hundred times a year. Eruptions tend to be small, but the ashes rises to a height of 3000-3800 meters and more.
The eruption of Mount Etna - the highest active volcano in Europe, 23 November 2013
The eruption of Mount Etna, the view from the Sicilian city of Catania, 28 November 2013.
Copahue volcano eruption on the border between Argentina and Chile.