The media coverage of the volcanic eruption on Palma has now been used by the Tübingen-based company A3M, which specializes in early warning of the crisis, to graphically depict the global volcanic activity of the past five years.
The earth is in motion: In addition to the volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma, which has been spitting lava for weeks, the Aso has recently also been active in Japan. Both volcanoes clearly show that the planet is still geologically changing. The map at hand shows where the main areas of volcanic seismic activity lie. It is above all in the countries bordering the so-called “Ring of Fire” around the Pacific Ocean, where volcanoes keep the population in suspense. The danger of earthquakes and tsunamis is also significantly increased there. The countries include New Zealand and Alaska as well as nations from Central and South America, but also parts of Asia such as Indonesia. Active volcanoes are rather unusual for Europe and Africa.