The VEI 6 eruption of Katmai/Novarupta in 1912 was the biggest eruption of the 20th century. Today, its ash still causes problems.
Y1K really came in with a bang for those living around the Sea of Japan, thanks to a VEI 7 eruption at a volcano sitting on the border between modern-day China and North Korea.
Ethiopia’s Dallol Volcano is a surreal mix of bright colors, deadly natural dangers, and risk of armed attack. This video captures that unique combination well.
Vog is volcanic smog, and thanks to Kilauea’s longstanding eruption, there’s a lot of it in Hawaii right now. But this video from the University of Hawaii also shows somebody climbing a snow-covered volcano, and someone else snowboarding. In Hawaii. Cool!
Yes, that is someone’s foot touching a moving lava flow without combusting. It’s a screenshot from this video – notice the person just lightly taps
Every volcano has its own chemistry. The chemistry of the “pozzolana” ash produced by Italy’s Campi Flegri is especially useful when the pressure builds up.