Famous Volcanoes

Famous Volcanoes

Famous Volcanoes

Some of the famous volcanoes around the world.

 

Famous Volcanoes Overview

There are many volcanoes that have been dormant for a lot longer than that and yet they could be some of the most dangerous if they were ever to explode.

The Pacific Ring of Fire

The Pacific Ring of Fire is the name that is given to a horseshoe shaped area in the Pacific Ocean

Kilauea

The Kilauea Volcano is the youngest volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island. The entire area of the volcano is 552 square meters.

Mauna Loa

The Mauna Loa Volcano is not only a big size; it is also one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

Mount Rainier

The name of the Mount Rainier Volcano was given by George Vancouver and it was in honor of Admiral Peter Rainier.

Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens is found in Skamania County in Washington State and is one of the active stratovolcanoes of the world.

Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius and its surrounding area is a national park and is open to visitors. There are several paths around it including access to the summit.

Yellowstone Volcano

If the Yellowstone Volcano were to erupt today the consequences could be even greater than the Sumatra supervolcano which killed close to 60% of the population.