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Documentary: Countdown to a Catastrophe – Volcanoes (VIDEO)

info-pictogram1 1,900 volcanoes worldwide are considered active. Many are widely unknown, such as Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. At an altitude of 3500 meters a hot lava sea boils and bubbles at 1000° Celsius.

This Unpronounceable Volcano Might Erupt In Iceland (Video)

info-pictogram1 Latest news in Iceland’s unpronounceable volcanoes: Bárðarbunga looks like it might erupt any day now. Over 2,600 earthquakes have been observed under the surface, indicting instability and a likely eruption. The Icelandic Civil Protection Authority called for an evacuation of the surrounding areas. All the roads nearby have been closed.

TOP 11 WORLD’S FAMOUS VOLCANOES!

#1 – Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland

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Eruption of this volcano paralyzed work of all European airlines a few years ago!

#2 – Etna, Italy

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It has 400 craters and erupts once in 3 months.

#3 – Fuji, Japan

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It is 3,776 meters high and exceptionally beautiful. If you visit Japan you should visit Fuji!

#4 – St. Helens Volcano, United States

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St. Helens’s eruption in 1980 killed 56 people in the US, which makes it the worst volcano eruption in the US history.

#5 – Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

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Young volcanoes are dangerous. Kilauea keeps spitting lava from time to time. It looks fantastic and scary at the same time.

#6 – Popocatepetl, Mexico

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Mexico’s capital is located only 40 km away from a 5,426 m high volcano! Its name is translated as Smoking Mountain in Nahuatl. It was unusually active in mid 90s.

#7 – Izalco Volcano, Salvador

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This is a relatively young volcano which makes it one of the most dangerous. The first eruption was in 1770.

#8 – Cotopaxi Volcano, Ecuador

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Guess what happens if it spits lava from the height of 5,897 meters? You’d better not be around!

#9 – Bromo Volcano, Indonesia

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Indonesia is often called a land of thousand islands. Well, this is true for volcanoes as well. Bromo is located in Java, and looks fantastic.

#10 – Klyuchevskoy Volcano

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Yes, it is true. This is the highest volcano in Eurasia – 4,750 m. Looks gorgeous, doesn’t it?

TALLEST VOLCANO ON EARTH (IMAGE)

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The tallest volcano on Earth is Hawaii’s Mauna Kea that reaches a height of 4,207 meters. According to Hawaiian myths, the peaks of the mountains and volcanoes were holy places where only the priests were allowed to visit. However, as the history progressed, nowadays, the slopes are considered best for astronomical observations.