Top 6 Active Volcanoes in the World

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They are rare but still fascinating and dangerous for the humans. Back in time they were thought to be the punishment from the gods for indulging in wrong doings. However, today’s technology helps us understand that volcanic eruptions were results of movement of tectonic plates in the inside of the Earth’s core. When this tectonic movement occurs, large amount of magma is released. Volcanoes were primarily classified as dormant (these type are volcanoes which remained inactive for more than 10,000 years), extinct volcanoes (the type that ran out of magma and that cannot produce volcanic eruptions any more) and of course active that even today have eruptions.

These are the top 6 volcanoes that have eruptions till present day and are great danger for people who live nearby.

#1. Manua Loa Volcano

Located in the Hawaii islands, this is one of the five volcanoes that make up the Island of Hawaii in United States. Manua Loa is the largest volcano in the world in terms of volume. It holds 18,000 cubic miles of magma and stands at a height of 120 feet above the sea level. It’s fascinating, that this volcano was erupting for more than 700,000 years. The last volcanic eruption occurred in March 1984 and it lasted for more than 24 days causing heavy damage to the people and surrounding areas.

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