Most Amazing Volcanoes

1 . Eyjafjallajokull Iceland

This volcano caused massive aviation disruption after an ash cloud rising up to nine kilometres erupted in 2010.In April 2010 the huge Iceland eruption combined with the Northern Lights for this spectacular photograph.

2 . Mount St Helens USA

In 1980 a series of earthquakes weakened Mount St Helens in the US state of Washington.The massive eruption saw a column of ash rise 24km into the air. Fiftyseven people were killed and billions of dollars worth of damage caused.

3 . Puyehue Chile

Volcanic lightning is seen over Chiles Puyehue volcano, in June 2011.The cloud of soot that Puyehue belched out darkened skies as far away as Argentina.

4 . Mount Etna Sicily

The spectacular Mount Etna erupts during a dawn in November 2002.

5 . Mayon Philippines

In 2009 more than 34,000 people living around the Mayon volcano were evacuated following this eruption.

6 . Lascar Chile

This huge plume of smoke erupted from the Lascar volcano in April 2006 and reached more than 3,000m into the air.

7 . Anak Krakatau Indonesia

The Child of Krakatau volcano fires ash and lava into the air during an eruption in November 2007.The Anak Krakatau volcano emerged in 1927 from the caldera that was formed after the massive Krakatau eruption of 1883.

8 . Soufriere Hills Montserrat

After a long period of dormancy the Soufriere Hills volcano complex sparked back into life in 1995 and has been erupting since. This picture was taken in 2010 and more than half of Montserrat is now uninhabitable.

9 . Mount Sinabung Indonesia

Star trails are seen in this long exposure photograph as Mount Sinabung spews ash into the air.

10 . Manam Volcano Papua New Guinea

Star trails are seen in this long exposure photograph as Mount Sinabung spews ash into the air.

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