Learn More About Volcanoes

What is a Volcano?

It is a mountain having a crater or vent through which, lava, rock fragments, hot vapor, and gas are being erupted from the Earth's crust.

How are volcanoes formed?

Volcanoes are formed when magma from within the Earth's upper mantle works its way to the surface. At the surface, it erupts to form lava flows and ash deposits. Over time as the volcano continues to erupt, it will get bigger and bigger.

When was the last volcano eruption?

On November 4, 2013, a volcano erupted for the third time, on the western part of Indonesian island of Sumatra.The volcano is called mount sinabung. sinabung is one of nearly 130 active volcanoes in the worlds fourth most populated country, which straddles the ''pacific ring of fire''.