On average, a volcano erupts once a week on Earth. Ten or twelve
eruptions a year have the potential to kill people. Two or three a decade
threaten mass death or destruction. 75% of the biggest eruptions in the past
two centuries came from volcanoes never known to have erupted before.
Recent volcanic activity - alphabetical listing by volcano name.
Volcano satellite images (updated every half hour - 12 volcanoes)
THE WORLD'S ELEVEN MOST ACTIVE VOLCANOES:
Klyuchevskoy Karymsky, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
Shishaldin, Alaska, United States
Colima, Central Mexico
Etna, Sicily, Italy
Popocatepetl, Central Mexico, near Mexico City
Soufriere Hills Montserrat, West Indies
Pacaya, Santa Maria, Guatemala
Guagua Pichincha Quito, Ecuador
Mt. Mayon, Legazpi, Philippines
Cerro Azul, Galápagos Islands
Merapi Semeru, Java, Indonesia
OTHER ACTIVE VOLCANOES - alphabetically by country:
Nyamuragira, Congo, AFRICA Nyamuragira is Africa's most active volcano.
Cleveland Volcano, Aleutian Islands, ALASKA
The volcano is not seismically monitored and it is not assigned a level of concern color code because Chuginadak Island is remote and uninhabited.
Kilauea, HAWAII - Perhaps the World's Most Active Volcano.
Mauna Loa, HAWAII - Earth's Largest Volcano.
Volcano Watch - a weekly newsletter by the HAWAIIAN Volcano Observatory.
HAWAIIAN Volcano Observatory
Mount Karangetang, INDONESIA.
Lokon, Sulawesi, INDONESIA
Current eruptions in JAPAN
MT. Fuji, JAPAN
Kelut Volcano, JAVA
Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND
Volcanoes in NEW ZEALAND
Taal Volcano, PHILIPPINES
PHILIPPINES Volcano Monitoring
Sheveluch, Kamchatka, RUSSIA
Cascade Range Volcanoes, Western UNITED STATES and CANADA
Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Program