Active Volcanoes In The World
There are a lot of active volcanoes in the world today. However, there are a few active volcanoes that really stand out. They include:
- Mount Etna is one of the largest active volcanoes. It is located in Europe, dominating the landscape within northeastern Sicily, Italy. Out of all of the volcanoes in the world this one has the longest period of documented eruptions. However, it has had a variety of eruption styles with some of them being very spectacular as the summit and the flank both erupt at the same time.
- Tinakula Volcano is an active volcano that is located on Santa Cruz Island. Whenever this volcano erupts, it ejects glowing lava down its southwestern side. Before this became one of the liveliest volcanoes in the world, people actually lived there. Today, only vegetation and coconut trees grow there.
- Manam Volcano is located in Papua New Guinea. While there isn’t a well developed crater here, you can see where the remnants of this active volcano are located. This is still one of the liveliest volcanoes in the world as it caused forced evacuations of the entire island in November and December of 2004. Then in 2007, four people were killed when this active volcano erupted again.
- Sangay Volcano is another one of the world’s most active volcanoes. This one is located in the eastern part of Ecuador where it is surrounded by a lot of uninhabited land making it very difficult to actually access this volcano. It is also very difficult to approach the summit of this active volcano because there are stones and other volcanic material continuously being ejected from the crater into the air.
- Mt. Erebus Volcano is one of the seven active volcanoes located on Ross Island. Others include Mt. Bird, Mt. Terra Nova and Mt. Terror. It is known for the streaming lava lake that pours out of this volcano, which is the world’s southernmost most active volcano. Sir James Clark Ross discovered this volcano in 1841.