Today, we will discuss the Top 5 Volcanic Eruption Prone Areas in the World. Several countries are at risk because of the deadly volcanic eruptions. What exactly a volcano is? It’s the opening of the earth’s crust through which hot lava, several harmful gases, and volcanic ashes come out. On erupting drastically, it causes substantial damage to the area, even the nearby places. Moreover, numerous people die from the volcanic ashes submerging their place.
There are many countries in the world having multiple active volcanoes (which have erupted in the last 10,000 years). Here is what we know about those areas which are highly prone to the same!
Top 5 Volcanic Eruption Prone Areas in the World
Following is the list of some countries that rank too high when it comes to the presence of active volcanoes, causing eruptions!
This is one of the fiercest countries, having more than 13% of the world’s volcanoes. To be more precise, there are 147 volcanoes in Indonesia, out of which 129 are badly active. Little did you know, it is located within the Pacific Ring Of Fire.
This country is reported to have 2,000 volcanoes, out of which 60 have already erupted. At present, Chile has nearly 122 active volcanoes. In April 2015, an eruption of the Calbuco Volcano occurred near Puerto Montt. It poured out a large volume of volcanic ashes that spread to Argentina as well.
When it comes to Japan, everyone must be aware of Mount Fuji (originally known as Mount Fujiyama)- the tallest mountain in this East Asian country. It is an active volcano too. Japan contributes to 1/10 of the world’s active volcanoes. To be more specific, currently, it has 108 active volcanoes.
At present, Philipinnes has 53 active volcanoes which are very deadly. In this country, there are a couple of historic volcanic eruptions that include- Mayon and Taal respectively. It had caused huge damage to the country. In January 2020, the Taal volcano erupted and spread to an area of 40 miles and also entered Manila, its capital. It also resulted in the earthquake.
Like Indonesia, Guatemala is also located within the Pacific Ring of Fire. It has more than 37 volcanoes including- Fuego, Pacaya, etc. The former one erupted in June 2018, affecting over 1.7 million people and killing hundreds.