A Comprehensive Guide to Volcano Webcams & Images

Volcanoes occur where magma pushes to the surface or near surface of the Earth. Many of the most active volcanoes are located where tectonic plates meet, such as around the Pacific Ocean plate, but some, such as the Hawai’ian volcanoes, are located on hot spots. As the world’s population increases, the potential for disaster should the volcano erupt also increases as people live closer to volcanoes. Some volcanoes, like Kilauea, constantly churn away and remain constant threats to nearby residents. Others, like Mount St. Helens, appear serene and quiet until they erupt. Scientists monitor volcanoes to learn as much as they can about volcanic activity so evacuation and disaster plans can be made, and, more importantly, so that warnings of imminent eruptions can prevent loss of life.

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