Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Well Known Volcanoes
Here are the most well known volcanoes in the world.
- The Lassen Peak volcano is situated in California. It last erupted in 1918. This was the last eruption in the Cascade range before the eruption of Mt. St.Helen in 1980.
- The Thira (Santorini) volcano, in Greece, is a volcanic island that has a volcanic bay. During an eruption, the Minoan population on Crete was destroyed by ashes falling and tsunamis.
- The Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, is the largest volcano as it measures 60 miles at the base and is erected from the sea floor up.
- The Krakatoa volcano that is situated in Indonesia, has caused a high level of both fatalities and damages. In 1883, there was 36,000 deaths, 24 sq. mi of destruction and the noise from the eruption was heard 3,000 miles away.
- The Merapi volcano that is also in Indonesia happens to be the most active one in this country and has the most "glowing clouds" than any other volcano.
- The Mount Vesuvius volcano in Italy, buried Pompeii in 79 B.C. during a Plenian eruption.
- The Cotopaxi volcano that is situated in Mexico caused a disastrous mud flow over an area of 150 miles, during its eruption in 1877.
- The Crater Lake volcano that is situated in Oregon, has displayed 43,000 times the force of an atomic bomb during its last eruption 6,600 years ago.
- The Mount Mayon volcano, in the Philippines, is considered to have the best shape of any strato volcanoes.
- The Mount Etna volcano that is in Sicily, is still very active and is responsible for creating craters, even now.
- The Mount Rainier volcano, in Washington, displayed a 70 miles lava flow during the Prehistoric Era.
- The Mount St.Helen volcano, in Washington, caused an earthquake in 1980 when it erupted which was also responsible for the largest landslide in the history of America.
As you are now aware, each one of these volcanoes has a characteristic that distinguishes them from the other ones, all over the world.