Travel Top 10 Most Beautiful & Deadly Volcanoes

How can a list of top 10 beautiful yet deadly volcanoes be made without understanding their very nature, forces which creates such gigantic fire throwing pits. Since the early ages mankind was puzzled and used to think that volcanoes erupt due to anger of their Gods but later we have discovered their internal working and figured out the reasons why due to tectonic movements of the Earth’s crust causes them to erupt dangerously.

World’s 10 Most Deadly Volcanoes

Following is a list of top 10 most beautiful & deadly volcanoes which are either active, sleeping from long time but most importantly sitting on the most serene and beautiful places on earth.

1. Mount Bromo, East Java

Mount Bromo, East Java is a deadly volcanoes

One of the most visited tourist attraction is east Java is Gunung Bromo which is still an active volcano situated at 2,329 meters. What makes it spectacular is the greenery around the volcano which is very picturesque.

2. Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

One of the youngest active volcano of the world Volcán Arenal is located 56 miles from San Jose. This volcano offers breathtaking views from the far outside. Tabacon which was a small town near this volcano was destroyed in 1968′s eruption.

3. Mount Yasur, Vanuatu

Mount Yasur, Vanuatu

One of the most easily accessed volcano’s in the world, Mount Yasur is situated on Tanna Islands with an average height of 362 meters. Best thing about this volcano is that you can take a look at the center of this volcano’s fire belly.

4. Mount Etna, Sicily

Mount Etna, Sicily

Located in east coast of Sicily, Mount Etna is the second largest active volcano in Europe, currently standing 3,329 meters high, though this varies with summit eruptions.

5. Cotopaxi Volcano, Quito

Cotopaxi volcano, Quito

One of the highest active volcano, Cotopaxi is 5,897 meter high with equatorial glacier. It has seen more than 50 eruptions since 1738 which poses great danger of ice flow from the glacier.

6. Krakatoa, Indonesia

Krakatoa Volcano, Indonesia

Krakatoa (Gunung Krakatau) is a volcanic island between Java and Sumatra. The eruption of mount Krakatoa in August 26-27 in 1883 was among the most violent volcanic events in modern and recorded history. The eruption was equivalent to 200 megatons of TNT—about 13,000 times the nuclear yield of the atomic bomb that devastated Hiroshima.

7. Kilauea, Hawaii

Kilauea, Hawaii

One of the lowest and flat shielded and active volcano in the world, Kilauea has seen more than 33 eruptions since 1952.

8. Mount Fuji, Japan

Mount Fuji, Japan

Mount Fuji is one of the most popular volcano of Japan and the world which has very symmetrical cones. It is one of the popular trekking destination where more than 30 thousand people climb every year.

9. Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in entire Africa which is over 5892 meter high. Famous for it’s snow capped mountain which looms over plains of Savannah.

10. Osorno Volcano, Chile

Osorno Volcano, Chile

Osornos is also knows as symbol of local landscape which somewhat resembles Mount Fuji. Being amongst the most active volcanoes in Chile Volcán Osorno is a 2,652 meter tall conical stratovolcano.

Bonus:

1. Mount Mayon Volcano, Philippines

Mt. Mayon, Mayon Volcano in Albay, Phillepines

Mayon Volcano, also known as Mount Mayon, is an active stratovolcano in the province of Albay, in the Bicol Region, on the island of Luzon, in the Philippines. Renowned as the “perfect cone” because of its almost perfect conical shape, Mayon is situated 15 kilometres northwest of Legazpi City. Lately, Mayon’s status level has been changed to Alert Level 4 because of an increasing lava flow in the southern portion of the volcano and an increase in sulphur dioxide emission to 750 tonnes per day.

2. Mount Lokon, Indonesia

Mount Lokon spews hot lava and volcanic ash during an eruption in Tomohon in Indonesia's North Sulawesi province

Mount Lokon in Tomohon, North Sulawesi, released its most powerful eruption as it spewed hot ash and smoke more than 3,000 meters into the air, prompting alarmed villagers near the volcano to rush back to emergency shelters.

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  • http://www.buymywriting.com Shirley Anderson

    So beautiful….so potentially deadly. I’m glad we don’t have any volcanoes in Canada. I’d love to see one, though.

  • http://www.buymywriting.com Shirley Anderson

    So beautiful….so potentially deadly. I’m glad we don’t have any volcanoes in Canada. I’d love to see one, though.

  • amercian deity

    i think, mt mayon of the philippines should be on top of the list, it is regarded as the most perfect cone shaped active volcano in the world. heard that from cnn just this week, cause its having some mild lava flows lately.

  • amercian deity

    i think, mt mayon of the philippines should be on top of the list, it is regarded as the most perfect cone shaped active volcano in the world. heard that from cnn just this week, cause its having some mild lava flows lately.

  • Mt.Mayon

    oh man, although i agree with some of your top lists, im not sure if you haven’t heard of Mt.Mayon from Philippines. It is considered the most beautiful coned shaped volcano around the world, even though it has erupted 40 time over in 400 hundred years, it has maintained its perfect conical shaped. please research thoroughly next time, although this is your own top lists, i still believe Mt.Mayon should be there.

    and to add, Mt.Mayon is expected to erupt, its having mild lava flows.

  • Mt.Mayon

    oh man, although i agree with some of your top lists, im not sure if you haven’t heard of Mt.Mayon from Philippines. It is considered the most beautiful coned shaped volcano around the world, even though it has erupted 40 time over in 400 hundred years, it has maintained its perfect conical shaped. please research thoroughly next time, although this is your own top lists, i still believe Mt.Mayon should be there.

    and to add, Mt.Mayon is expected to erupt, its having mild lava flows.

  • Katie

    I have added Mr. Mayon in my list but the above 10 were the finalist which are very popular in the west. Call it my ignorance but now Mt. Mayon is in my list. Thanks @american diety, @Mt.Mayon for their inputs.

  • Katie

    I have added Mr. Mayon in my list but the above 10 were the finalist which are very popular in the west. Call it my ignorance but now Mt. Mayon is in my list. Thanks @american diety, @Mt.Mayon for their inputs.

  • Eddie Isles

    This volcano is very beautiful and around the volcano is so many town and villages. I was there in 1980 or so when the volcano erupted and so many tourist are watching every day and night. Below of the volcano is a tourist atraction on the summer time. There are hot spring close by and a Geothermal Plant operated by NAPOCOR. Come and visit the volcano and buy
    some nice products around Mount Mayon Volcano, go to hot spring and visit the Geothermal Plant of NAPOCOR

  • Eddie Isles

    This volcano is very beautiful and around the volcano is so many town and villages. I was there in 1980 or so when the volcano erupted and so many tourist are watching every day and night. Below of the volcano is a tourist atraction on the summer time. There are hot spring close by and a Geothermal Plant operated by NAPOCOR. Come and visit the volcano and buy
    some nice products around Mount Mayon Volcano, go to hot spring and visit the Geothermal Plant of NAPOCOR

  • Ging

    Mt. Mayon is by far more beautiful than any other volcano in that list. Yes, people should do their research first, validate their findings, and double-check the facts before releasing the official information. Mt. Mayon is even described as majestic. Even us, people from the Bicol Region, who grew up there, are still in awe by its beauty and majesty and its perfect cone.

  • Ging

    Mt. Mayon is by far more beautiful than any other volcano in that list. Yes, people should do their research first, validate their findings, and double-check the facts before releasing the official information. Mt. Mayon is even described as majestic. Even us, people from the Bicol Region, who grew up there, are still in awe by its beauty and majesty and its perfect cone.

  • http://facebook.com christian

    mt.Bromo is the beatiful volcano

  • http://facebook.com christian

    mt.Bromo is the beatiful volcano

  • Ucok Dobrak
  • Krishay_yahweh06

    mayon should be number one!

  • 12drisen

    EXCUSE ME…PHILLIPINES NOT PHILEPINES

  • guess_oh_guess

    yo, you should put the Mayon Volcano as the number one volcano for perfect obvious reasons. do more researches and try visiting the said volcano. scientists and tourists alike don’t need any explaination about this dangerous beauty. it erupted for more than 40-50 (and still erupting occasionaly until today)u00a0times in the last 400 years yet theu00a0it has always been a perfect cone no matter if the explosion is a violent or mild one. it’s still active. and don’t forget to add Mount Taal in Batangas, Philippines- the world’s smallest active volcano sitting in the middle of Lake Taal.

  • Howard

    Oh wow, I’ve been at Mt Yassur. It was about 10 years ago, very spectacular. If you go there, make it at least a few days and stay locally.  Yassur has it’s power in the myths and stories surrounding it, and these are held in the culture of the people who’s place it is. Tread lightly. Smile and laugh in life the way the people you’ll meet do. Don’t drink too much kava!

  • satoshi matsumoto

    yes, mt. mayon is the perfect coned volcano, but Mt. Fuji is far more beautiful!
    It has adorable scenery!
    sakura trees can seen around the mountain in spring, and in winter it is beautiful also!!!!
    It is almost perfect and more famous!
    why its not number 1?
    The surroundings and cities/towns around the volcano is very clean and unspoiled why its still not number 1??????????

  • Yo Mamma

    My dad was born in the city near mt mayon I’m so proud it should be # 1

  • AMAZING MT. MAYON

    Mt. Mayon is better than the others because of the perfect cone and the most beautiful volcano in the world. When you search where can we find the most perfect cone volcano in the world the top answer is the Mayon. So I’m suggestin that the first beautiful volcano is the Mayon. Thanks. And you should take look more thoroughly of it. Thanks:)

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