On any given day, as many as 10 volcanoes may be spewing ash or lava somewhere on Earth.


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On any given day, as many as 10 volcanoes may be spewing ash or lava somewhere on Earth.

One of the most violent but beautiful reminders that we live on a geologically restless planet are volcanic eruptions. Around 550 volcanoes have erupted at least once in historic times, and around 50 or 60 are active each year. On any given day, as many as 10 volcanoes may be spewing ash or lava somewhere on Earth.


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