But with the passage of time and the development of science and the origin of volcanic activity have become more apparent. Many scholars have argued precisely what was previously a mystery.
But volcanoes - it's not just the fear and destruction. People have adapted to the partial operation of natural forces and energy. The steam from the hot springs area in some cities is used for heating, hot steam from geysers is an energy raw materials for a special kind of power. In addition to energy, volcanic activity provides an inexhaustible supply of chemical products, which are formed during an eruption.(1)
On the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean was the eruption of the volcano Piton de la Fournaise (2). According to the Volcano Observatory, the eruption occurs in the unpopulated areas in the south-east of the island and is not dangerous for humans.
For 2016 it erupts for the second time. Thevolcano is located in the French possessions, its height is 2631 meters.
Spectacular eruption of the volcano Piton de la Fournaise on Reunion Island (2), which began Sept. 11 continues with no signs of abating. In recent days, gushing activity moved along the furrow to the north crater of the volcano, which formed cinder cone and emerges the main lava flow.
Fountains of lava rose to 30-50 meters on average in the northern cone. The flow down the north and north-east, has a main channel and a few side branches. He had already reached the northern cliffs Enklos. According volcanic observatory seismic tremor was stable and actually showed a slight increase in recent days, which means that the eruption may continue for some time.
(1) Volcanoes - the living force of the Earth
(2) Volcano Piton de la Fournoise