Countries with Potentially Most Hazardous Volcanoes
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Countries with Potentially Most Hazardous Volcanoes

Global Volcano Model Network has stated a report giving an account of the most Hazardous countries for Volcanoes. The report is based on the past stats i.e., no of deaths, destruction scale and other facts. The report has been published by Cambridge University Press in May. Here is a brief account of  10 mountains with active volcanoes.


10. Kenya – Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro leaning over savannah has Kibo as its highest peak. The Pinnacle is dormant. But the mountain has the capacity to destruct massively with the string that includes 20 volcanoes in East Africa’s Rift Valley.


9. El Salvador – Mount Coatepeque

The last possbile volcanic eruption of Mount Coatepeque in El Salvador is said to be 50,000 years ago which left a bowl-shaped structure now known as picturesque Lake. However, the smaller blasts and eruptions in the past 10,000 years have developed the cones enough for a possible disaster that would be terrifying to even think of.


8. Italy – Mount Etna

Mount Etna in Italy is the Europe’s largest volcanic specie. The Earth scientists and naturalists have been observing the volcanic activity for more than 2,000 years in the region.


7. Ecuador – Tungurahua

Tungurahua in Ecuador is the South America’s most active and alive volcano with all the capabilities to launch something that is dreadful for the people living in the region and nearby.

6.Guatemala – Volcán de Agua

Without any historical records of volcanic eruptions, Volcán de Agua, towering to a length of 11,500 feet (3,500m) annihilated the capital city build and inhabited by Spanish conquistadors. A mud-flow remembered as lahar swallowed the city and everything that was in it.


5. Ethiopia – Afar Desert

Ethiopians also have the volcanic heaven. In 2005 the volcanic discharge flared up magma and in the Afar desert forming the lava lakes and fresh cracks in the earth’s surface. The volcanic hotbed torn by the under-earth activity ended in a crack that was no less than 60 Km (37 miles) deep into the earth.


4. Mexico – Popocatépetl

Popocatépetl is puffing out ash, dust and steam in the Latin American country. The volcano hotbed was in deep slumber until it got awoke in 1994. Just around 40 odd miles from the Mexico City, the volcano is the second highest in North American region, touching the clouds at an height of 17,802 feet (5,426 meters).


3.  Japan – Mount Sakurajima

Mount Sakurajima, erupting and oozing lava  from years, is known as one of the world’s most active volcanoes because of its continuous volcanic strings.

2.  Philippines – Mount Mayon

Moutn Mayon, clearly seen from the Legazpi Airport in the Island of Luzon tells the tales of demolition and misadventure. In 2013 the unpredictable devestation concluded killing five climbers with seven others injured. The climbers had to face the unfortunate fate when the phreatic explosion took place; the magma-water mixture came out with blasting steam ruining the adventure.


1. Indonesia – Mount Merapi

Mount Merapi, currently the biggest volcano shared by South East Asian nation, would have been the recap of Mount Tambora erupted about 200 years ago in the recent episode of eruption in 2010 when 10,000-20,000 lives were saved preempting the calamity.
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