Volcanoes are disasters waiting to happen. When they erupt, they can be among the most destructive forces on Earth. Some are more dangerous than others, mostly because they are located close to heavily populated areas. Scientists are watching these carefully … stay tuned! We are going to compile a list of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes.
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Most dangerous volcanoes of the world
10. Mauna Loa (Hawaii – Apri 15, 1984)
One of the world’s most active and dangerous volcanoes. Eruptions can be huge and produce fast flowing rivers of lava. The area affected by this dangerous volcano is about 5,271 square Km. The nearest city from the origin of the volcano was Hillo.
9. Taal Volcano (Philippines – 1977)
Taal is watched closely due to its location near the nation’s capital city of Manila, home to more than 1.6 million people. If we discuss its eruptions no doubt it is the most dangerous volcanoes of the world.
8. Ulawun (Papua New Guinea – 2013)
Structural collapse of this volcano would cause an eruption that could devastate a huge area of land.
7. MT. Nyiragongo (Democratic Republic of Congo – 2016)
Nyiragongo has a large, active lava lake. The lava runs like water when the lake drains, threatening anything in its path.
6. MT. Merapi (Indonesia – May 11, 2018)
Hundreds of villages are located less than 8 km away from this potential disaster. The last eruption of this dangerous volcano was seen on May 11, 2018.
5. Galeras (Colombia – 1988)
The city of Pasto, home to 450,000 people, is located on the eastern slope of Galeras. In 1580, The first eruption of Galeras was seen. The last eruption was recorded in 2010.
4. Sakurajima (Japan – 1914)
Sakurajimaone of the most dangerous volcanoes is in constant activity, erupting every 4 to 24 hours. It frequently deposits ash on the nearby city of Kagoshima.
3. Popocatepetl (Mexico – 2004)
One of the world’s most active and dangerous volcanoes, an eruption would threaten up to 9 million people who live nearby.