World's most active volcanoes
Mount Merapi, located near Yogyakarta, Indonesia, is one of the country's most volatile volcanoes. It began erupting at dusk on Tuesday, and thousands evacuated the area surrounding it. It didn't come as a shock, as scientists have been expecting an eruption for a while.
Here are some of the world's most active volcanoes.
4. Stromboli (Italy)
Stromboli is the name of both a small island northwest of Sicily and the volcano that made it. The volcano has been erupting regularly, but mildly, for about 2,000 years and its nighttime explosions have made it a major tourist attraction. While minor eruptions occur about every 10 to 20 minutes, Stromboli also has had some more serious eruptions that have prompted evacuations or deaths, mainly from debris. However, because eruptions mostly happen near the summit, about 700 people are able to make a home on the island. Its last major eruption happened in July 2010.