A volcano is a vent or chimney which transfers molten rock known as magma from depth to the Earth's surface. Out of an estimated 1500 active volcanoes, 50 or so erupt every year, spewing steam, ash, toxic gases, and lava. These volcanic eruptions are one of the most dramatic and violent natural hazards. CAPRA platform and its partners are working together, using their knowledge and expertise, to improve different approaches on evaluating and mitigating volcanic hazards.
On this section you will find specialized software which allows modeling probabilistically the hazard that a given volcano can generate, in terms of its eruptive history, the magnitude of the eruptions (VEI), and volcanic products can generate.