Volcanoes in Hawaii and Japan comparatively minor
By Nick Jean
Volcanoes around the Ring of Fire surrounding the Pacific have been making headlines of late. Mount Ontake in Japan killed 56 people in late September. The current eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is creeping slowly towards the village of Pahoa.
The past century has seen hundreds of eruptions across the globe. Below is a sample of the most impactful.