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This powerful underwater volcano erupting in the south Pacific created a new island off the coast of Tonga. Tonga, a 170-island archipelago between Australia and Tahiti, is part of the Pacific "ring of fire" - an arc of earthquake and volcanic zones stretching from Chile in South America through Alaska and down through Vanuatu to Tonga.

This powerful underwater volcano erupting in the south Pacific created a new island off the coast of Tonga. Tonga, a 170-island archipelago between Australia and Tahiti, is part of the Pacific "ring of fire" - an arc of earthquake and volcanic zones stretching from Chile in South America through Alaska and down through Vanuatu to Tonga.

The July 12 explosion of the 3,500-foot (1,067-meter) Okmok Volcano on Umnak Island, Alaska spewed ash and sulfur dioxide 50,000 feet (15,240 kilometers) high, and the materials have since formed into a large mass hovering above the North Pacific.  The new eruption is more intense than the volcano's past three major events in 1945, 1958, and 1997.  This explosion is uniquely water-rich, due to the mixing of rising magma and shallow groundwater.

A violent volcanic eruption in Alaska's Aleutian Islands that continues to spew ash and sulfur dioxide gas and is expected to stay active for weeks, observers say.

Iliamna Volcano Alaska

Skiing the Pacific Ring of Fire and Beyond: Iliamna Volcano

Photo of Chaitén and Minchinmavida volcanoes

Learn about the history, geology and plate tectonics of Chaitén, a volcano in Chile.

Erupción volcan Calbuco, 2015.

Erupción volcan Calbuco, 2015.

Etna Volcano, italy

Etna Volcano, italy

May 5, 2015; 8:00 AM ET  Turrialba, Costa Rica’s most active volcano, erupted Monday, May 4. A dark plume of thick smoke and ash was jettisoned 1.5 miles into the sky.

May AM ET Turrialba, Costa Rica’s most active volcano, erupted Monday, May A dark plume of thick smoke and ash was jettisoned miles into the sky.

Vulkan Wolf, Galapagos

active Wolf Volcano, Isabela Island, the highest peak in the Galapagos Islands. NASA image created by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data provided by the United States Geological Survey. Caption by Michon Scott.

Puy des Goules Parc des volcans d'Auvergne - France

Puy des Goules Parc des volcans d'Auvergne - France

Volcano Villarrica erupts in southern Chile - March 3, 2015

Volcano Villarrica in southern Chile erupted in the early hours of Tuesday sending ash and lava high into the sky, and forcing the evacuation o.

The magnificent Turrialba... Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica: 14 Eruptions in 2 Weeks (3/30/15)

The magnificent Turrialba... Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica: 14 Eruptions in 2 Weeks (3/30/15)

The Kamchatka peninsula is a volcanic 1 250 km long and 450 km wide, located in the east of Russia.  It juts into the Pacific Ocean and has about 330 000 inhabitants. This peninsula is filled with volcanoes, part of which is inscribed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO since 1996. Kamchatka is surrounded by the Sea of Okhotsk to the west, the Bering Sea and Pacific Ocean to the east. The peninsula is located on a subduction zone between the Pacific Plate and the Eurasian plate.

Mount Shishaldin is a moderately active volcano on Unimak Island in the Aleutian Islands chain of Alaska.

Earthquakes Around the World – Rundown (in slides) of latest or recent Earthquakes in the World with many other major and famous earthquakes around the world.

Earthquakes

Earthquakes Around the World Earthquakes are one of the most devastating types of natural disasters on the planet, with no way to predict them in advance and

Tungurahua

Hopefully we get to see Tungurahua erupt while we're in Baños!

Mt Augustine - 4,134 ft. Aleutian Islands, Alaska

Mt Augustine - 4,134 ft. Aleutian Islands, Alaska