There are many volcanoes in the world. Some of them are beautiful, magnificent and impressive but do not forget! They’re also extremely dangerous! A volcano can impress us but it can also awake our greatest fears. It seems to be like the Gate of Hell, don’t you think so? You can never be sure when it will wake up! And when it does, it usually «wake up on the wrong side of the bed»! However, including myself, there are many people who are enthusiasm the idea of being on the brink of an active volcano’s crater and look inside. Are you one of us?
Then, let me show you 10 of the most most dangerous volcanoes on Earth:
Kilauea volcano, on the island of Hawaii, included in the list of the most active volcanoes in the world, because it gives us aν amazing sight: red, hot lava falling slowly into the ocean, causing boiling in the sea and large, white clouds of steam.
After Vesuvius destructed Pompeii’s, the explosion of Krakatoa, in 1883, is one of the worst explosions in History. The sound of the explosion has recorded as the strongest sound ever, at a distance of 5,000 kilometers. 36 hours later, when the explosions stopped, the half of the island had disappeared. The explosions caused a tsunami, with 15 meters waves, resulting the destruction of 300 villages and over 36,000 people who drowned from the big waves.
Mount Bromo, Indonesia
Indonesia seems to go well with volcanoes, counting many of them, such as: Ijen, Ranjani, Semeru, Kelimutu and more. However, Bromo volcano, that is located in eastern Java, has 2,329 meters height and its most recent eruption took place in 2011. Its usual explosions are small and do not last long. The larger ones took place in 1915 – 1916 and 1948. In 2004, a deadly explosion killed two people.
Mount Etna, Italy
This irresistible Sicilian Mountain wins the title of Europe’s most active volcano! Although it has almost permanent activity, it’s a major tourist attraction. Tourists can explore the fields of lava, volcanic caves, tunnels and cracks but always watching to keep their distances, of course.
Mount Fuji, Japan
One of the most famous peaks on planet is Mount Fuji, which is one of Japan’s landmark. Although it ranked in active volcanoes, Fuji hasn’t been booming since 1708, so the odds of activity are considered low.
Piton de la Fournaise, Réunion
One of the most active volcanoes in the world is Piton de la Fournaise, which is located on the French island of Réunion, in Indian Ocean. It had about 4 large explosions over the last 8 years.
It is located above the Mexico City and, when fog allows it, its presence seems to be worrying for geologists. Its growing activity includes various explosions of steam and dust and seems very likely for a strong explosion in the near future.
Shishaldin in Alaska, USA
Shishaldin, which is located on Aleutian islands, in Alaska, would probably be the perfect place for skiing if there weren’t several explosions that recorded during the 19th and 20th Centuries. It had most of the explosions in Alaska, but not all of them have be confirmed. His most recent activity was in 1999.
Soufriere Hills, Montserrat
The beautiful tropical island of Monte Carr in Caribbean Sea has a… monster in its center, the Soufriere Hills volcano. After its explosion in 1995, it continues to behave badly, destroying Plymouth, the capital, and making a big part of the island non-habitable.
Yellowstone Caldera, United States
It’s a super-volcano, which sounds very scary. Fortunately, the last 2 million years had only 3 explosions, but the probability of hydro-thermal explosions led it to US Geological Survey, which categorized it into «big threats».