On Earth is about a thousand volcanoes, 540 of which are officially recognized as active. Attracting tourists with its incredible strength and fascinating world of incredible beauty, every year at least one of these monsters suddenly wakes up and destroys everything in its path. In order to be able to prevent a global catastrophe, the precedents which have already occurred in the history of the planet, scientists had to learn how to predict volcanic eruptions. So what happens now with volcanoes on the planet and when can we expect the next Apocalypse?
The most dangerous volcanoes in the world
Did you know that the simultaneous explosion of all the volcanoes on the planet can cause the Apocalypse, whose consequences can be terrible nuclear winter? The death of millions of people who nowadays live in close proximity to potentially dangerous sources of the world of chaos might seem to be “flowers” compared with what will be expected of the survivors of the inhabitants of the planet. Despite the plausibility of the event, its appearance in our ordinary life is not so likely and more realistic scenario may be one of the explosion of supervolcanoes accumulate power in the depths of our planet. So what happens right now under our feet and which volcanoes are considered as the most dangerous on the planet?
The Volcano Of Santa Maria, Guatemala
The volcano of Santa Maria from Guatemala — one of the most explosive volcanoes in the world. It is believed that the first eruption of this giant began 30,000 years ago, and they continue until now.the volcano for several restrain his ardor, in the 1902 eruption of Santa Maria even destroyed part of one of the parties to a formidable volcano, and the explosion from this event was audible even over 800 kilometers from Guatemala and came to Costa Rica. Despite the fact that currently, the volcano is relatively calm, due to the potential danger he could cause to nearby cities and even countries, the volcano was even listed in the list of Decade Volcanoes.
The Volcano Mauna Loa, Hawaii
The volcano Mauna Loa located in Hawaii is mechavulcan a height of 4169 meters. Considered one of the highest in the world, the volcano usually erupts every 5 years, but for over 30 years, the Hawaiians claim that mechavulcan asleep, only occasionally puffing smoke and steam. Despite the similar behavior of Mauna Loa, it is believed that a powerful eruption will begin in the next decade. How it will be — nobody knows, but it can hardly be pleasant for the locals in the close neighbourhood with the world’s largest volcano in the world. View of Mauna Los on the map Google can via this link3.
Mount Etna, Italy
Etna — one of the highest and besides active volcanoes in the world. It is known that at present the volcano is spewing lava every few months, and about every 150 years, he builds up enough strength to to the ground to burn some nearby village. By the way, the choice of a large volcano at the base of mount Etna, you can always find a large number of settlements of local Sicilians who cultivate on the slopes of the volcano, a variety of fruits and vegetables. The last such eruption occurred in 2015, when local authorities were even forced to close the local airport. View of mount Etna on the map.
Mount Vesuvius, Italy
Mount Vesuvius almost 2,000 years ago caused the death of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, is now considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. It is believed that the most prominent volcano in Europe appeared about 25,000 years ago in the collision of two volcanic plates. And is ejected out at least 1 time in a century, Vesuvius “pleased” us with his unexpected revival last time in 1944, destroying adjacent thereto of San Sebastiano and Massa. Currently, the mountain is considered one of the symbols of Italy, and though even now from the mouth of Vesuvius constantly break new lava flows and sverhdorogie smoke near the volcano you can always find tens and hundreds of tourists from all over the world in order to gawk at the killer of ancient Pompeii.currently the volcano is sleeping, scientists are very cautious. Who knows, maybe the volcano is simply preparing the new “challenges” and increasing the strength?
Yellowstone Caldera, USA
The most dangerous and therefore the most famous volcano in the world — the Yellowstone Caldera, located in the North-West of the USA. It is believed that the explosion of this volcano can be equivalent to the explosion of thousands of nuclear bombs that hardly will please local residents living at a distance of up to 1,600 kilometers from the epicenter. The explosion of the Yellowstone may also trigger a chain of related eruptions of volcanoes, which would entail not only the onset of a nuclear winter across the planet, but will cause a powerful tsunami, able to wash a large number of coastal cities.
To date, the main volcano of the blue planet sleep for the past 640 thousand years, but, apparently, he is already preparing to Wake up. So, according to the latest research in the area of the Caldera scored a hot geyser, and faster increasing frequency of earthquakes in the Yellowstone area shows more than 2000 cases of tremors per year.