Active Volcanoes In Different Parts Of The World – Is One Near You?

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The result of the eruption of the volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD was thousands of deaths in neighbouring cities. The volcano that had been regularly sending warning signals finally burried two major cities Pompeii and Herculaneum which led to preserving them almost intact, in the shape they were left in, for several centuries. Predictions of volcanic activity today are more advanced than during the times of Pompeii. Nevertheless, tragedies are not always prevented. The greatest tragedy of recent times occured during 1985 in Colombia when the volcano Nevado del Ruiz caused estimatedly 25,000 deaths. Check out the list of active volcanoes around the world.


Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia – last eruption 2016


The volcano of Klyuchevskaya sopka – last eruption July 2007


Volcano Agung in Bali – last eruption November 21, 2017


Mount Bromo, is an active volcano in East Java, Indonesia – last eruption November 2015 – February 2016


Popocatépetl volcano in Mexico – last eruption 2004-ongoing


Fuego volcano, in Guatemala – last eruption March 25, 2017


Koryakskaya Sopka is an active volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East – last eruption 2008 to 2009


Masaya, Nicaragua – last eruption 2008


Volcano Öræfajökull, is an ice-covered volcano in south-east Iceland – last eruption 1728, in 2017 showed increased activity


Mt. Stromboli in Sicily – last eruption 1932 to present


Mt Sinabung, Indonesia – last eruption May 21, 2016


Sakurajima colcano near Kagoshima, Japan – last eruption August 2017


Mount Etna, Sicily – erupting till date since 2014


Mount Vesuvius – Province of Naples, Italy – legendary volcano which burried many cities among which were Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 AD, with last eruption in March 1944

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