Scientists believe the volcano active if it has erupted at least once in the last ten thousand years. On planet Earth, there are about one thousand five hundred active volcanoes. At the same time, about fifty volcanoes erupt at least once a year.
Such volcanoes, mainly located in the Pacific ring of fire. In the neighborhood with these 50th volcanoes is home to about half a billion people. We are offering pictures volcanoes from space.
Sarychev Peak, Kamchatka, Russia.
Kluchevskoy, Kamchatka, Russia.
Pavlov volcano, Alaska, USA.
Island-volcano Manam, Papua New Guinea.
Volcano Puyehue, Chile.
Volcano Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland.
Volcano Nyiragongo, Congo.
Shinmoedake volcano, Japan.
Mount Merapi, Indonesia.
Api volcano, Indonesia.
Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy.
Chaiten volcano, Chile.
Photo by NASA