Paroxysm at Mount Etna.
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.