The recent eruption of the Icelandic volcano again showed what a force of nature. Throughout the world, was chroming air transport, tens of thousands of passengers stuck in airports and airlines lost nearly $ two billion. Look for top 10 most dangerous volcanoes in the world around the world.
Sakura Jima – JAPAN
Sakurajima is located on Kyushu. Very often it is a volcano called Vesuvius East. Due to its location in a densely populated area, the volcano is considered one of the most dangerous in the world. Kagoshima city, which lies in the vicinity of the volcano, has nearly 700 thousand populations. In the city are built special shelters where people can escape from the falling debris. The last eruption took place in March 2009 and played havoc with rubble up to a distance of 2 km.
Etna – ITALY
This is the highest volcano in Europe and active. Potential threat is huge. Its constant activity is a serious threat to the people of Sicily. The worst eruption was in 1669, when lava destroyed many surrounding villages and partially buried the ancient city of Catania located on the east coast of Sicily.
Kilauea – Hawaii – USA
Kilauea, the most active volcano, is located on the Island of Big Island of Hawaii. After many years was considered relatively mild volcano, because after an explosion killed relatively few people. Recently, scientists have uncovered a deadly face. It seems that the volcano has an extensive layer of ash and rock called tempura that erupt when flies high into the air and can thus be a direct threat to aviation. This volcano last erupted 200 years ago.
Cotopaxi – Ecuador
Cotopaxi, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world, reaching the height of 5897 m, is part of the “Pacific ring of fire”, as it is called a chain of volcanoes around the Pacific plate. Since 1783 the mountain erupted more than 50 times, which poses a serious threat to the inhabitants of nearby towns and villages. Quito, the capital of Ecuador, with 1 million inhabitants is located 60 km south and Latacunga, historic city, which has already been destroyed four times by the earthquake, is 25 km northeast of here.
Vesuvius – ITALY
The legendary Mount Vesuvius is situated on the beautiful coast of the Gulf of Naples in Italy and has already proved that his destructive capabilities are enormous. In 79 AD, a huge explosion destroyed the Roman city of Pompeii and Herculaneum and killed up to 25 thousand people. Vesuvius volcano is very dangerous not only because they live in the vicinity of nearly 3 million people, but also due to the fact that it’s quiet period will last a very long time. The past eruption was so powerful that the whole of southern Europe was covered with volcanic ash.
Merapi – Indonesia