Top 10 Most Active Volcanoes in the World
In the early times, the volcanoes were considered to be the punishment from God, but now it is not so. These are a part of natural disaster and contain large amount of hot magma. The volcanoes are classified into three forms. Some of the volcanoes in the world are extremely active, while others are not so. Here are the top 10 most active volcanoes in the world.
10. Mt. Merapi:
Eyjafjallajökull is the Icelandic volcano of glaciers of Iceland. Its estimated elevation is 1650 meters and this volcano caused an eruption in 2010 in west Europe..
8. Yellow Stone Caldera:
Yellow Stone Caldera is situated close to the Yellow National Park, USA. The rat of eruption of this volcano is extremely high. It is one of the oldest and most active volcanoes in the world. This volcano is considered to be about 650000 years old and is following an elevation cycle of about 560000 years. This volcano remains active almost all the year and can cause destruction anytime.
7. Mount Nyiragongo, D.R of Congo:
Mount Nyiragongo is situated in Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo. This volcano has too hot magma and has its origin in the Nyiragongo lava lake. It has a history of destroying much part of Africa since a long.
6. Mauna Loa Volcano:
Mauna Loa Volcano is situated in Hawaii Islands, USA. It is one of the biggest volcanoes in the world, holding about 17000 cubic miles of magma. The estimated height of this volcano is 130 feet above the sea-level and has been creating eruption for over 600000 years.
Ulawun volcano is situated in Papau New Guinea. It was first noticed to be present on the face of the earth in 18th century. This volcano started its extreme eruption in 1980 and is about 22 square kilometers. This volcano ejects extremely hot magma with a spreading capacity of 3.2 kilometers.
4. Taal Volcano:
The Taal Volcano is an extremely active volcano of Philippines and has a history of more than 30 eruptions. The Volcano Island is situated close to TaalLake where the Taal Volcano has its origination. Both of them represent the most attractive yet dangerous views in the country.
The Galeras is present in Colombia and has a summit of 4200 meters height above the sea level. This volcano was first discovered in December, 1580 and has so far killed more than ten scientists and experts who were busy doing research onto it. The magma of this volcano has extremely dangerous capacity and its temperature is very high.
2. Santa Maria:
The Santa Maria is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. It was first discovered in 20th century and has caused various volcanic eruptions. It is situated about 120 kilometers away from Guatemala. This volcano is present in the Pacific Ring of Fire. Its crater was first formed in the Santa Maria back in 1902.
Sakurajima is another extremely dangerous and active volcano. This volcanic mountain is present in the KyushuIsland and has the lava flow of very high temperature. This volcano is also called as Vesuvius of East. It was first discovered in 1955 and has taken millions of lives so far.