Volcanoes - eZine on the subjects volcanism and eruptions

Volcanoes are more than openings in the earth's crust from which lava and gases escape. Volcanoes are an important part of the creation story and of our planet's ecosystem. Volcanism dominates the face of the earth and the lives of people.

It is under these aspects that volcano videographer, Marc Szeglat, reports from the world of volcanoes and volcanic activity. On this page there is general information about volcanoes and volcanology. A section below, answers frequently asked questions (FAQ) about volcanoes.

In the news you can find latest informations about eruptions and videos of volcanic eruptions.

In the right sidebar navigation, you will find links to pages with volcanic descriptions and basic information about volcanism.

Marc also offers media professionals' footage of erupting volcanoes. Some pictures are available for download under the free cc license.



12.01.2020: The Philippine caldera volcano Taal has erupted. Volcanic ash has risen up to 10 miles. Massive ground deformation is registered.

09.12.2019: The New Zealand island volcano White Island erupted. There are at least 5 fatalities. Numerous tourists were injured.

12.11.2019: The Sakurajima in Japan increased its activity. There were volcanic lightning.


23.01.2020: North of the Aleutian island of Tanaga there was an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 and the hypocenter is estimated to be 10 km deep.

08.01.2020: Yesterday morning it trembled again off the south coast of Puerto Rico. The magnitude is reported to be 6.4. The hypocenter was at a depth of 10 kilometers.


Volcano Pictures

Mount Etna

Paroxysm at Mount Etna.


Ocean entry on Hawaii.


Volcanic lightning at Sakurajima.

Milestones and landmarks

  • The first time on a volcano (Vesuvius) 1984
  • The first active volcano was Stromboli in 1990
  • In 1994 I made my first video recordings at the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica
  • 2 years later Founding of Marc Szeglat Videoproduction
  • The first volcano website of Marc went online in 1997
  • 1998 first volcanic footage sold on TV
  • vulkane.net was launched in October 2000
  • Recordings of the Etna eruption 2001 went around the world
  • For the same occasion first time in front of the camera
  • In 2006, 1000 readers visited the site each month
  • 2 years later, there were 1000 visitors per day
  • On April 16, 2010, there was a visitor record with 13,249 readers
  • Long-awaited trip to Kamchatka in 2012
  • By the year 2014 Marc had climbed 40 active volcanoes worldwide
  • Foundation of the "Volcanological Society e.V." in 2015

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