Top 10 Most Amazing Volcanoes Around the World

Volcanoes are the crust of the earth that has risen and will release magma, ash, and gas. Despite this there are some volcanoes that people should see. Here are a list of 10 amazing volcanoes to check out:

1.  Kilauea

 

Kilauea

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This is an ineradicable amazing volcano. This Hawaiian volcano is around 300,000 to 600,000 years old and has been active for all of those years. This volcano produces acid rain thanks to the sulfur that it produces. The volcano has been a tourist attraction since 1840. The volcano has a tropical ecosystem which is a part for its popularity.

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2.  Mount Etna

 

Mount Etna

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Mount Etna is a place of legends. For years Mount Etna was considered the home of the cyclops, and ancient one eye giant. It history is so deep that it is considered a world heritage site by the UNESCO. The mountain is located in Sicily, Italy.

3.  Mount Fuji

 

Mount Fuji

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Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan. It reaches up to 3,776.24 m in height. The volcano is active, however the last time it has erupted was in 1707 and 1708. It is considered one of the three holy mountains and is a very popular spot to visit.

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4.  Kilimajaro

 

Kilimajaro

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Kilimanjaro isn’t just a volcano, but it is also the largest mountain on the entire continent of Africa. Kilimanjaro reaches up to  5,895 meters above sea level . The volcano is in fact dormant and it has been years since it has erupted. It is located in Tanzinia.

5.  Muana Loa

 

Muana Loa

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This is the worlds largest volcano. This incredible large volcano is one of the five volcanoes that make up the state of Hawaii. This is already considered the most dangerous volcano as well. Despite this the most recent eruption happened in 1984. However it is also said it could cause a earthquake in the event of a land slide cause by the volcano.

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6.  Galeras

 

Galeras

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This has been one of the most active volcanoes in the world, only taking a short break for 10 years from 1978 to 1988. It is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world and has erupted once a year since 2000. Because of this it is advised that you check this volcano out from a distance. It is located in Columbia.

7.  Thrihnukagigur

 

Thrihnukagigur

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This volcano is located in Iceland and has not been active in years. This volcano has also been shown that it will not be active for years to come. Due to this many people come and visit Thrihnukagigur in order to see what it is like inside a volcano. This is a great place to visit if you are curious to see what the inside of a volcano looks like.

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8.  Mount Vesuvius

 

Mount Vesuvius

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This volcano is best known for is destruction of Pompeii. in AD 79 this volcano erupted and cause serious damage. It spewed out 1.5 million tons of molten rock and ash a second. This eruption was able to bury the town under it. Despite this the volcano can still be seen to this day and has yet to have an eruption as powerful as it did in AD 79. However it is still one of the most dangerous volcanoes due to the population around it.

9.  Krakatoa

 

krakatoa

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Krakatoa is an active volcano located in Indonesia. It is known for having the most violent eruption of any volcano. The eruption was so powerful that it killed around 35,000.  The eruption was powerful enough to form a new island. The volcano is also home to various wild life and even has corals growing around it.

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10.  Mt.Saint Helens

 

Mt.Saint Helens

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Mount St. Helens has a large history. Mount St. Helens is known for its surprise eruption in 1980. Before the 1980, Mount St. Helens was pretty much inactive and hadn’t erupted for years. But on May 18, it erupted and release are large amount of ash, enough to kill people and destroy many homes, bridges, rail roads, and roads. Despite this there are still tourist attractions to the large volcano. It is a question on when it will erupt again, but until then it is an interesting volcano to visit.

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