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    Beautiful Destruction: 11 Gorgeous Geologic Maps of Volcanoes

    by Betsy Mason
    Geological maps can be so beautiful you'd want to hang them on your walls. And maps of volcanoes are among the most stunning works that geologists produce. This gallery has some awesome examples from the United States and Japan. You don't have to be a scientist to have trouble picking a favorite.
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    Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, Iceland

    In December 2011, lava flows from Kilauea Volcano made a long journey from to the sea.

    Eruption - Ararat, Turkey


    lava, actually it's magma until it cools and hardens which it will do immediately upon hitting the water. Great photo!

    Lava bombs--Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland

    Derweze, also known as the “Door to Hell”, is a 70 meter wide hole in the middle of the Karakum desert in TURKMENISTAN

    The gates of hell - Uzbekistan

    Revelation Kilauea, The Big Island, Hawai’i

    Electric blue by Miles Morgan

    volcano at sunset

    the three craters

    The Puyehue volcano erupts in Chile

    Mount Etna

    Lava Flow, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii photo via jakd

    Sakurajima | 桜島  “Eruption as Seen from Kagoshima,” 1914

    OCEAN FIRE by Peter Lik, Master Photographer, Peter Lik Fine Art Photography (2011)

    Peter Lik's "Spirit Rising" Kilauea, Island of Hawaii

    oregon volcanoes

    Mount Etna, Sicily


    rope lava