From about 1500 active volcanoes in the world each year about fifty erupt. In 2012, the eruption of volcanoes, like Flat Tolbachik in Russia, Fuego in Guatemala, Tongariro, New Zealand, Puyeue in Chile, Etna in Italy, and many others. Pictures of this story of the volcanic activity on the Earth in 2012.


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1. Photographer Andrew Hall (Andrew Hall) has made this stunning image of the eruption Santyagito, active dome of Santa Maria volcano in Guatemala, March 11, 2012. Retalhuleu city (in the background) is just beginning to wake up. (© Andrew Hall)

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2. Tongariro volcano spews ash cloud in the Tongariro National Park, 300 kilometers north of Wellington, New Zealand, November 21, 2012. The first one hundred years eruption was in August 2012. (Reuters / Stefan Keller)

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3. Indonesian volcano Gamalama emits a column of ash during its eruption on the island of Ternate, September 16, 2012. (AP Photo)

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4. Etna volcano emits ash during an eruption on the island of Sicily, Italy, on 1 April 2012. Etna – the highest and most active volcano in Europe. (Reuters / Antonio Parrinello)

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5. Farmer rides a horse on peanut field near the San Cristobal volcano (in the background), which continues to spew ash, in Chinandega, Nicaragua, September 9, 2012. Nicaragua’s highest volcano threw a cloud of ash to a height of about 4 miles. Hundreds of local residents were forced to evacuate.(Reuters / Oswaldo Rivas)

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6. Volcano erupts Flat Tolbachik on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia, 29 November 2012. The volcano, which is located on the east coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, last erupted 36 years ago. (AP Photo / Yuri Demyanchuk)

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7. Lava flowing into the ocean in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Kalapane, Hawaii, November 27, 2012. (Reuters / Hugh Gentry)

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8. Steam rises from the hot lava that flows down into the cool sea in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Kalapane, Hawaii, November 27, 2012. (Reuters / Hugh Gentry)

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9. “Hair Pele” lava lake in the caldera of Kilauea Volcano are in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, May 3, 2012. “Pele’s hair” – a volcanic glass filaments which are formed when particles of molten lava into the air and picked up by the wind into long, hair-like strands. (Matthew Patrick / USGS)

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10. Tinakula – a small volcanic island, located in the South Pacific Ocean in 2300 kilometers north-east of Brisbane, Australia. Satellite image noticeable cloud of volcanic gas, which rises from the crater of the volcano. Due to the reflection of sunlight ocean surface looks so smooth, that it is possible to discern the movement of waves. (NASA / Jesse Allen, Robert Simmon (Earth Observatory))

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11. A cloud of smoke rises from the crater of the volcano Popocatepetl. View from the city of Cholula in the Mexican state of Puebla, May 24, 2012. The Volcano is the Church of Our Lady (in the foreground). (AP Photo / Chema Alvarez)

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12. In this satellite image visible pumice, which threw Havre Seamount underwater volcano during its eruption on 19 and 20 July 2012. For weeks, the wind and waves have taken a pumice Kermadec islands north-east of New Zealand. (NASA / Jeff Schmaltz LANCE / EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team, GSFC)

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13. Snow-covered Mount Etna erupts near the commune Zafferana Etnea in Italy, April 12, 2012. South-eastern crater, which was formed in 1971, is most active in the past few years. (AP Photo / Salvatore Allegra)

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14. Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano throws out a huge cloud of ash to the nearby city of Bilbao, August 21, 2012. The last time Tungurahua erupted in 1999.(Reuters / Gary Granja)

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15. Fuego volcano throws ash cloud, Guatemala, September 13, 2012. After the eruption of the volcano, more than 33 thousand inhabitants of the surrounding villages have been forced to flee their homes. (AP Photo / Moises Castillo)

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16. A cloud of smoke rises from the crater of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, November 27, 2012. (Reuters / Hugh Gentry)

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17. Etna volcano emits ash clubs during its eruption on the island of Sicily in southern Italy, January 5, 2012. (Reuters / Antonio Denti)

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18. Lava flows down the slopes of the volcano Enta in Sicily in southern Italy, February 9, 2012. (Reuters / Antonio Parrinello)

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19. Etna volcano throws ash cloud during its eruption on the island of Sicily, April 1, 2012. (Reuters / Antonio Parrinello)

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20. Tungurahua Volcano spews ash, lava and pyroclastic flows, August 21, 2012. (Reuters / Gary Granja)

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21. Last year’s big eruption Puyeue led to many small eruptions in early 2012. Taken by December 23, 2011, you can see a small eruption, as well as heaps of ash and pumice, which float on the surface of the surrounding lakes. (NASA Earth Observatory / Jesse Allen)

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22. Tungurahua volcano throws ash on the surrounding town of Baños, 21 August 2012. (Reuters / Gary Granja)

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24. Locals go near the volcano Popocatepetl, which throws clubs ash and steam, on the outskirts of Puebla, Mexico, May 2, 2012. (Reuters / Imelda Medina)

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25. Tungurahua volcano spewing lava and massive clouds of gas and ash, near Baños, 178 kilometers south of Quito, Ecuador, May 23, 2012. (Reuters / Carlos Campana)

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26. Shiveluch volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula emits smoke and ash, 6 October 2012. Shiveluch – one of the largest and most active volcanoes in Kamchatka. (NASA / Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE MODIS Rapid Response Team)

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27. Lava flows from the crater of the volcano Fuego in Guatemala, September 13, 2012. (AP Photo / Moises Castillo)

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28. Birds fly near the erupting volcano Popocatepetl in Mexico, April 18, 2012. (AP Photo)

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29. El Hierro underwater volcano erupts on the ocean floor south of La Restinga, Canary Islands, throwing to the surface volcanic material. (NASA Earth Observatory / Jesse Allen, Robert Simmon)

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30. Volcano erupts Flat Tolbachik on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia, Dec. 7, 2012. The last eruption occurred in 1976. (AP Photo / Alexander Petrov)