Volcanoes - eZine on the subjects volcanism and eruptions

Volcanoes are openings in the earth's crust from which lava and gases escape! The lava develops from the molten rock magma, which is created in the earth's mantle. If lava emerges at the earth's surface, we speak of an eruption.
Volcanoes are important parts of the history of creation and the ecosystem of our planet. Without volcanoes there would probably be no life on earth. There are over 1900 active volcanoes worldwide and volcanic eruptions are commonplace. Volcanism influences the face of the earth and the life of humans.

It is under these aspects that volcano videographer and journalist, 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.

Some pictures are available for download under the free cc license.



08.05.21: The Icelandic volcano Fagradasfjall produced a 400 m high lava fountain.

11.04.21: In Reunion, the Piton de la Fournaise has erupted. It is his first eruption this year.

10.04.21: Yesterday there was a strong explosive eruption at the Caribbean volcano Soufrière. Evacuations were already initiated the day before.

New on this site

  • Several pages were added to the category "volcanism". New are the sites "volcanic lightning" and "pyroclastic flow".

  • A report on the Leilani-Eruption in 2018 was added to the site.
  • Video

    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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