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Mount Fuji looming over the Tokyo skyline.

13 volcanoes around the world that could erupt at any time

Japan's Mount Fuji and Oregon's Mount Hood are among the most dangerous volcanoes in the world right now.
The most active volcano in Mexico, Popocatépetl, erupted on Thursday and spewed ash nearly 20,000 feet in the air.

WATCH: A volcano 40 miles outside Mexico City erupted with a massive gush of lava, spewing ash almost 20,000 feet in the air

No one was injured by the Popocatépetl explosion, which wasn't unusual for the most active volcano in Mexico and the second-highest in North America.
Tourists explore White Island on July 9, 2019 in Whakatane, New Zealand.

At least 16 people are dead after a New Zealand volcano erupted. Experts say the disaster was not predictable, despite warning signs.

Geologists and tourists knew that the volcano that erupted last week on New Zealand's White Island was active. It last erupted in 2016.

A Hawaiian man trimming branches in his yard died after falling 22 feet into a lava tube

The man fell through a soft area of ground on his property in Hilo, on Hawaii Island, into a lava tube, 22 feet below the surface.
Raphael Manet checks the growth of oyster mushrooms at the "Bunker Comestible," (the "edible bunker") in Strasbourg, France, on February 19, 2018. The organic farm was established in a former gunpowder warehouse bunker used during the Franco-German 1870 war.

In the event of a killer asteroid, volcanic apocalypse, or nuclear holocaust, mushrooms could save humanity from extinction

Human survivors of an apocalyptic catastrophe could start a new food system with mushrooms. The other food options might not be as appetizing.
Lava fragments fall from lava fountains during an eruption of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, June 11, 2018.

Scientists have figured out how to better predict where and when volcanoes will erupt — and their models accurately pinpointed disasters of...

Eruptions can happen both at volcanoes' summits and at lava vents in the ground. Now, scientists can predict where these vents will pop up and when.
Lower Falls in Yellowstone National Park, one of the 23 UNESCO World Heritage sites in the US.

Stunning photos show the 23 beautiful UNESCO world heritage sites in the US

UNESCO lists stunning natural and man-made sites around the world that it considers worth protecting. Many of these are in the US.
A slow shutter speed picture shows lava streaming down from Mount Anak Krakatau during an eruption on July 19, 2018 in Lampung, Indonesia.

Before-and-after photos from space show the collapse of the Indonesian volcano that caused a deadly tsunami

In December, a section of the Anak Krakatau crater collapsed into the ocean, causing a tsunami. These images show what the volcano looks like now.
In this handout photo provided by the US Geological Survey, a column of robust, reddish-brown ash plume occurred after a magnitude 6.9 South Flank following the eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on May 4, 2018 in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii.

The 11 most dangerous volcanoes in California, ranked

The US Geological Survey released its first report on volcanic threats since 2005, and 11 of California's volcanoes are on the list.
Lava flows from the crater of Mount Mayon volcano during a new eruption in Legazpi city, Albay province, Philippines January 25, 2018.

Geologists take burning-hot lava samples from active volcanoes — here’s how they do it without getting hurt

Geologists study lava to help understand the inner workings of volcanoes.