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Volcanoes, ranked

Earth is home to about 1,500 active or potentially active volcanoes, and each day around 20 of these often-steaming vents erupt in a variety of ways.
Some ooze lava. Some explode violently. 
SEE ALSO: Why Guatemala’s volcano erupted in deadly avalanches, but Hawaii’s hasn’t
But all are thrilling masses of dynamic earth. 
Here are 11 of the globe’s most infamous, and some little known, volcanoes from around the world.
1. Novarupta

The Novarupta lava plug.Image: npsAlaska’s Novarupta doesn’t look like a typical mountain-shaped volcano. Instead, it exists as a 200-foot high lava dome. 
But don’t be fooled. Read moreMore about Science, Volcanic Eruption, Geology, Volcanoes, and Kilauea

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