10 Most Dangerous Volcanoes In The World

Accept the fact that viewing a volcano from a certain distance is always pleasing. Personally, I feel that viewing them can relieve you from any pressure in life. Now calling that as the gift to add beauty to earth, some of them turned out to take away some the folks from earth. Basically, not all the volcanoes are dangerous, but we have collected the 10 most dangerous volcanoes in the world, which are based on the death toll.

10. Mount Cameroon, Cameroon

Mount Cameroon

Mount Cameroon volcano, located in Cameroon is considered as the highest point in sub-Saharan western and central African region. Also recognized as “Fako”, the volcano happens to be the fourth most eminent peak in Africa. The eruption from Mount Cameroon has been encountered since 1800. The eruptions were so powerful that the lava was hit the skies to a level of over 2000 meters from the ground level. The traces of lava explosion were also found in the village of Mapanja between 1800 and 1815. Further, there are over 100 cinder cones residing on the flakes of Mount Cameroon. These cinder cones are capable of impacting earth massively and produce big earth quakes.

9. Aira Caldera, Japan

Aira Caldera

Aira Caldera from Japan is considered as supervolcano, which has the capacity to produce over 1000-kilometer square of magma. And some of the researchers have even predicted that the volcano is even capable of eradicating the world due to immense potential to cause volcanic winter. The effect of volcanic winter can probably blast the atmosphere to impact the anti-greenhouse effect. Further, a supervolcano is something like the blast of multiple nuclear blasts. Just imagine the effect of single nuclear bomb and compare the same with the effects from the Aira Caldera volcano across the globe.

8. Mayon, Philippines


Mayon Volcano is in the Philippines around the province of Albay in Bicol Region. The name Mayon comes after the legendary princess-heroine Daragang Magayon. The volcano is considered yet another most active volcano in Philippines. Additionally, it is at a perfect conical shape due to constant eruptions since quite longtime now. And there have been a lot of eruptions as much as 47 since 1814. Every timeframe in years since then, there have been a lot of people being killed. While the eruptions, the lava coming up goes several hundred feet before to reach the ground. While reaching the ground, the sprouted one have immense effect on the nearby villages. Just the ashes and smog had spread on the air for over 160 kilometers making the whole space completely dark.

7. Taal, Philippines


Taal volcano from Philippines happens to be very violent and aggressive in terms of eruptions. Located in the city of Manila, about 50 kilometers from the state capital. A top view of the volcano can be picturized with a huge crater at the center of the volcano. The death toll due to the dangerous eruption by the volcano is estimated about 5,000 to 6,000. There is a lake on the huge crater on the cavity itself. A total of 33 eruptions have occurred till date and is considered as the second most active volcano in Philippines.

6. Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

Nevado del Ruiz

Nevado del Ruiz is formed with composite formation of lava with huge amount of volcanic ash. Located on the border of the departments of Caldas and Tolima in Colombia, the volcano happens to be horrifying in the world. The danger is caused due to the hot gas called “pyroclastic flows” that imposed threat on human life for over years. The volcanic eruption in 1985 killed over 25,000 people destroying the nearby towns of Armero. The toxic fumes from the Nevado del Ruiz volcano is considered as history’s deadliest fume.

5. Mount Pelée, Martinique

Mount Pelée

Mount Pelée is a composite volcano located in the northern end of Martinique. Though the volcano is considered not to be much active in recent days, there have been a lot of evidences of seismic activities in the nearby areas. Falling under the list of dangerous volcanoes due to the massive disaster caused by the volcano in 20th century. The shape of the volcano is in the form of conical layer because of molten lava formation through progressive time. The impacted city during the blast was the city of Saint-Pierre. Whole city was devastated that killed 30,000 people because of fast moving hot gas from the volcanic matter.

4. Michoacan-Guanajuato, Mexico

Michoacan Guanajuato

Just by the craters around, the Michoacan-Guanajuato can seem perfectly dangerous. Located in Central Mexico, the area covered by the Volcano is about 200 kilometers and is in the form of cinder cone field. The first eruption was encountered in 1756 and there after a lot of succeeding eruptions have been encountered. The flown lava is still seen from the cinder cone from north to west direction. All the eruptions happened were between 1943 and 1952, which almost ate nearby villages by flowing lava across the lands. The nearby residents were completely relocated to nearby villages.

3. Iwo Jima, Japan

Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima located in the Pacific Ocean falling under the territories of Japan. The island is one among the Japanese Volcano Islands out of the 8 in the southern parts of Tokyo. There have not been any awful happening in recent days with almost a providential escape. The Volcanologists had a research on the Iwo Jima volcano and had predicted that the devastation of Southern Japan was a step away. Additionally, they have even predicted that the eruption from the volcano can swipe the entire Southern Japan and Coastline of Chine by causing Tsunami.

2. Krakatao, Indonesia


Krakatao is located between the inslands of Java and Sumatra in the Indonesian territories. A massive eruption that took place in 1883 is still unforgettable among the people staying around. The explosive effect from the volcano was considered as 13,000 times against the sound of a nuclear yield of Little Boy bomb. The reference of Little Boy was considered as it was used in the Hiroshima during World War II. The blast was so massive that the sound was heard about 4,800 kilometers away from the impact location. Over 35,000 people were killed due to the Tsunamis caused by the volcanic eruptions.

1. Mount Tambora, Indonesia

Mount Tambora

Mount Tambora is a composite volcano, which is by far considered as the most dangerous volcano in history in terms of death toll. Located in the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia, the volcano stands at the highest point in the Indonesian archipelago. The explosion was experienced in 1815 that was so terrible to be heard 2000 kilometers away. Further, the volcanic eruption killed about 71,000 people out of which 12,000 people were instantly killed. The horrible impact from the volcano produced ash rains on the nearby villages causing massive deaths and reigning sickness.

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