Natural disasters are a real and deadly threat against mankind. Mostly because some of them can’t be predicted and in a few cases there’s not much you can do to protect yourself from them.
We are all aware of the fact that earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis and erupting volcanoes are hazards that can happen at any time, when we least expect them to.
The most frightening example would be the case of volcanoes, they can erupt at any time and damage an entire city and decimate that society.
Humanity knows what kind of damage a volcano can do to a society, let’s take the story of Pompeii as an example.
Even though it’s an ancient event, it is marked in the history forever and who has the certainty that a tragedy like that will never happen again?
There are still several active volcanoes on Earth which can cause irreparable damage in a matter of seconds.
Here’s a list of those ones people should keep a close eye on:
1. Mount Fuji (Japan)
Even though it erupted more than 300 years ago, the officials are afraid the 12,000 feet giant could explode again soon.
2. Kilauea (Hawaii)
The last registered eruption started in December 2020 and ended in May 2021.
3. Sinabung (Indonesia)
This volcano is still active, the last eruption took place this year.
4. Mount Merapi (Indonesia)
The giant just happened to erupt in 2021, this August.
5. Stromboli (Italy)
Considered to be one of the most active in the world, the last serious eruption happened 100 years ago, but small lava bursts still occur to this day.
6. Erta Ale (Ethiopia)
It was discovered in 1960 and it lastly erupted in 2009.
7. Fagradalsfjall (Iceland)
This volcano lastly erupted in this year’s March as a result from an earthquake and so it’s still a very serious threat to the people living there.
8. Fuego (Guatemala)
The last time it broke out it was in 2018, however lava fountains still occur.
9. Erebus (Antarctica)
I know what you think, it’s quite unusual, however boiling lava lake it’s ongoing in that area.
10. Mount Yasur (Vanuatu)
Even though the last eruption occurred in 2016, there’s still an active lava lake.
11. Taal (Philippines)
It had more than 30 eruptions over the course of history and it is one of the most active in the country. The last eruption happened last year, in 2020.
12. Mount Nyiragongo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
It has the most prominent lava lake in history and an eruption began this year in May and several people that are missing are considered to be dead because of the outburst.