“Every day we measure about 20 to 30 volcanic eruptions worldwide” Volcanologists about the phenomenon and the impact on our environment | Science & Planet

The Svartsengi volcano, on the Reykjanes Peninsula, has been captivating Iceland for weeks. Will it erupt or not? And if it erupts, what impact will that have? What determines how destructive a volcano is? And which volcanic eruption has ever had the greatest impact on humans? Karen Fontijn and Matthieu Kervyn de Meerendre, two volcanologists, answer all our pressing questions about volcanoes and their eruptions.

Tom Botte