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Top 10 Most Dangerous Volcanoes

TOP 10 MOST DANGEROUS VOLCANOES VOLCANO TYPES SHIELD VOLCANO CALDERA VOLCANO STRATOVOLCANO ERUPTION STATUS STYLES DORMANT RESTLESS ERUPTING EXPLOSIVE EFFUSIVE wmthim ACTIVE HIGHLY EXPLOSIVE 9.TAAL VOLCANO, PHILIPPINES 10. MAUNA LOA, HAWAII wwwyhim LAST ERUPTION: 1977 POTENTIAL FOR DEVASTATION: Several million people live within a 12 mile radius of the caldera rim, LAST ERUPTION: 1984 POTENTIAL FOR DEVASTATION: and its proximity 30 miles south of Manila makes it an ongoing threat Perceived as a gentle giant, owever, the potential collapse of its slopes could result in massive landslides causing a mega- to 1.6 million residents. tsunami which would reach Honolulu within 30 minutes and 8. ULAWUN, PAPUA encroach inland by 16 miles. NEW GUINEA 7. MOUNT NYIRAGONGO, LAST ERUPTION: 2013 DRC POTENTIAL FOR DEVASTATION: The structural integrity of the volcano is questionable. An eruption could trigger massive slope failure which could destroy hundreds of square kilometres of surrounding land. LAST ERUPTION: 2014 POTENTIAL FOR DEVASTATION: A unique threat comes from an active lava lake which is extremely fluid, and combined with steep sides of the volcano, it can gush at speeds of up to 40 mph. The city of Goma on its southern slopes is less than 10 miles away and is home to 1 million people. 6. MOUNT MERAPI, INDONESIA LAST ERUPTION: 2013 POTENTIAL FOR DEVASTATION: Feared for its highly explosive Plinian style eruptions and the resulting deadly pyroclastic flows. Hundreds of villages and tens of thousands of people live less than 4 miles from the summit lava dome and the city of Yogyakarta is only 17 miles away. 5. GALERAS, COLOMBIA LAST ERUPTION: 2012 4. SAKURAJIMA, POTENTIAL FOR DEVASTATION: Just 5 miles from the volcano, on JAPAN its eastern slopes, is the city of Pasto with a population of 450,000 people. 3. POPOCATÉPETL, LAST ERUPTION: ONGOING POTENTIAL FOR DEVASTATION: MEXICO One of the few volcanoes that are at present in a constant state of activity with explosions every 4 to 24 hours. Due to its explosive potential, it is considered dangerous particularly for the 700,000 residents of the city of Kagoshima, 4 miles to the west. LAST ERUPTION: ONGOING POTENTIAL FOR DEVASTATION: Has the potential to produce major Plinian eruptions accompanied by devastating lahars and pyroclastic flows. Mexico City, home to 2A. MOUNT VESUVIUS, ITALY approximately 9 million people, is only 35 miles from the volcano and the city of Puebla, with 2 million residents, is even closer. LAST ERUPTION: 1944 POTENTIAL FOR DEVASTATION: This is the most densely populated volcanic region with 3 million people living within 9 miles of the summit. You only have to look at the excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum to see the devastation potential 1. YELLOWSTONE, USA 2B. CAMPI FLEGREI, LAST ERUPTION: 1350 BCE POTENTIAL FOR DEVASTATION: ITALY Has the potential for super volcanic eruptions with a VEI of 8. It is estimated that such an eruption would kill 87,000 people immediately, ash would cover much of the western half of LAST ERUPTION: 1538 North America and wind would carry ash and POTENTIAL FOR DEVASTATION: volcanic gases around the planet. This would result in a noticeable decrease in temperatures around the globe, having an untold effect of the world's food supply. This 8 mile wide, low-level caldera and its surroundings are home to 1.5 million people with houses built right up to the crater rim; the caldera stretching under the western edge of the city of Naples. rayburntours Geography Trips for Schools

Top 10 Most Dangerous Volcanoes

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Which volcanoes around the world pose the greatest threat to your safety and general non-combusted state of being? This infographic hopes to answer this question and provide you with enough volcano ...


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