Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Most Active and Dangerous Volcanoes in The World 2017. You can categorize volcanoes into three categories, we have active volcanoes, dormant volcanoes and extinct volcanoes. Of all the three, an active volcano is the most dangerous because it erupts frequently, that is faster than a dormant of extinct volcano. If you want to know that a volcano is an active one, then it will always show signs of unrest. Scientists have proofed that is a volcano has managed to erupt in the last 10,000 years, then it is an active one. There are a number of active volcanoes around the world in 2017 but the best 10 active ones are what we are going to provide you with.
List of Top 10 Most Active and Dangerous Volcanoes in The World 2017
10. Mauna Loa, Hawaii
This is considered as the largest volcano in the world when you look at its volume and surface area. It is also one of the volcanoes among other five that make up the island of Hawaii. What makes it an active volcano is that it has been erupting frequently for the past 700,000 years. Now, you might think that it is a long time. Let me bring you even nearer to the recent eruption that took place. It erupted in the year 1984. Don’t be near such mountain because the lava flows are dangerous and hazardous when they come into contact with a human being. It can also cause earthquakes and natural disasters humanity.
9. Taal Volcano, Philippines
The volcano that we are bringing you here is located in Luzon, which is an island that is located in the Philippines. What makes it a unique volcano is that it is located in the middle of Lake Taal, thus its name. Since 1572, the volcano has managed to erupt 33 times and the eruptions have been restricted to the Intra caldera are of the region. If you want to be safe, then you need to been in a safe distance and don’t ignore that fact because it has managed to claim the lives of 6000 people during its eruptions.
8. Ulawun, Papua New Guinea
All the eruptions that emanate from this volcano start off from the central carter that is in the volcano. It is recorded that it has had 22 active eruptions. Since the year 1700, it has been erupting actively but some small eruptions are also witnessed by the people that live around the area. It is also documented that the eruptions of the volcano always live deposits of lava and ash in all the nearby areas that it lands on. What is worrying about this mountain is its collapse because it is so huge.
7. Mt. Nyiragongo, Democratic Republic of Congo
It is an active volcano found in the continent of Africa. It is unique and is also well known due its lakes of lava that actively appear in its crater. It is a stratovolcano (steep sided) and when it erupts, it carries with it huge fluids of lava and hence because a major threat to all those that live around it. It is a volcano that has erupted frequently since the year 1894-1977 and has destroyed many areas that live around it because of its deadly lava flows. In the year 2002, it erupted and 147 people found its wrath unavoidable and perished.
6. Mt. Merapi, Indonesia
When you translate this words to English, they will mean ‘Mountain of Fire’. The unfortunate thing about this mountain is that it lives to its name and has been rated as the most active volcano in Indonesia and has produced more lava than any other mountain in the world. Since the year 1548, it has been erupting frequently and is rated as the major cause of the extinction of the Hindu Kingdom. I is recorded that during its recent eruption in the year 2010, it managed to kill 353 people.
5. Galeras, Colombia
This is a volcano that has been active since a million years ago. That should give you an indication that the frequency at which it erupts is high. This is a major threat mountain to all the people that reside in the Pasto area which is located in the eastern side of the volcano. Though it went inactive in the year 1978, it only lasted for 10 years before resurfacing to be active again. What is unique is that it is a volcano that has always been erupting almost every year since the year 2000. Three tourists and six scientists have been killed by it in the year 1993.
4. Sakurajima, Japan
This volcano started off as an island but when it erupted in 1914, its lava flows made it to be connected to the mainland. It has never looked back from that time and has been also been nicknamed as ‘Vesuvius of the East’ because of its frequent volcanic activities. Each year that comes and goes, there are always small eruptions that are seen at its top peak and thus is able to throw up ash in its nearby areas.
3. Popocatépetl, Mexico
This is a huge volcano that has been covered by glacier at the top parts and has been located 35 miles away from the Mexican city. It is a danger zone but you will be surprised that more than 9 million people reside around it. It has erupted more than 20 times since its first noted eruption in the year 1519. It has recently erupted in the year 2000 and more than 41000 lives were rescued from perishing due to its wrath. This is the 3rd Most Active and Dangerous Volcanoes in The World 2017.
2. Mt. Vesuvius, Italy
This is a volcano that has a lot of history due to its frequent eruption activity. It is also rated as one of the major dangerous volcanoes around the world 2017 that you can across with. It last recorded eruption was in the year 1944 and has an eruption cycle that takes a pattern of 20 years. It is also the only mountain to have been recorded to erupt in the mainland of Europe in the past 100 years. It is a popular mountain due to its eruption of 79 AD when it managed to kill almost everyone that resided in the cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii.
1. Yellowstone Caldera, United States of America
This is the most active mountain in the world and also the most dangerous of them all. It has a recorded that the greatest eruption occurred some 640,000 years ago and it destroyed the c=vast area that surrounded it. This is a super volcano and should always be feared by the many people that think of living around it. It does not spare anything that comes it way when eruption time reaches and it is estimated that if it erupts, it can easily kill up to 87,000 people.
So, these are the top 10 active and dangerous volcanoes in the world 2017. If there is a ghost killer that is in the world today, then you don’t have to think about anything, it is a volcanic mountain. It destroys everything and anything that it finds its way. What it does not destroy is itself. That is why it is advised that you need to stay away from the mountains for your safety, you never know when the sleeping ghost will wake up or emerge.