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 molten rock called magma, which is created in the Earth's mantle. When magma reaches the Earth's surface and emerges from the volcano, we refer to it as an eruption.
Volcanoes are significant contributors to the Earth's history and ecosystem. Without volcanoes, life on Earth would likely not exist. There are over 1900 active volcanoes worldwide, and volcanic eruptions are a common occurrence. Volcanism greatly influences the Earth's landscape and has an impact on human life.

Taking these aspects into consideration, Marc Szeglat, a volcano videographer and journalist, provides reports from the world of volcanoes and volcanic activity. This website offers general information about volcanoes and volcanology. Additionally, there is a section below that addresses frequently asked questions (FAQs) about volcanoes.

Some pictures are available for download under the free Creative Commons (CC) license.



03/16/24: On Iceland's Reykjanes Peninsula, there are other eruptions and dike formations along the Sunhnukur crater series. It looks like Reykjanes has entered a new phase of eruption that could last for several decades.

All news in the volcanoes.de blog.



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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