Fiery explosions, boiling lava, hot ash spewing everywhere -- total disaster probably is the first thing that comes to mind when you think "volcano." And, yes, that is certainly a possibility. But most volcanoes erupt with a minimum of drama and no villagers running for their lives. Volcanoes erupt every single day, in fact -- do you know how many could be blowing their tops right now?
Question 1 of 10
How many volcanoes are erupting around the world on any given day?
Question 2 of 10
About how many volcanoes erupt every year around the world?
Question 3 of 10
Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy, has been erupting regularly for longer than any other volcano in the world. How many years has it been?
Question 4 of 10
What was the largest volcanic eruption (in terms of lava emissions) in modern times?
Question 5 of 10
What's the largest volcano in the world?
Question 6 of 10
When Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980, it was the first volcanic eruption on the United States mainland since 1915. Which volcano erupted in 1915?
Question 7 of 10
What's the difference between a Hawaiian and a Strombolian eruption?
Question 8 of 10
A volcano is considered extinct when it hasn't erupted in _____ years.
Question 9 of 10
What's the only active volcano on the European mainland?
Question 10 of 10