The Arenal Volcano (Spanish: Volcán Arenal) is an active andesitic stratovolcano in north-western Costa Rica (10.5N, 84.7E), about 90 km north-west of San José, in the province of Alajuela. Once locally known as Mount Arenal (Cerro Arenal), Arenal was presumed extinct until July 29, 1968 when it erupted after approximately 400 years of dormancy. The eruption wiped out the town of Tabacon and ki...
3,415 m. (11,204 ft).
Emi Koussi is a huge extinct volcano in the middle of the Sahara Desert. It is the highest of the Tibesti Mountains, located in extreme north Chad. Its crater is 12 miles wide and 4,000 feet deep.
Mayon Volcano is a volcano in the Philippines. It is found in the province of Albay in the Bicol Region. Its almost perfectly-shaped cone is considered by many people to be more beautiful than Mt. Fuji in Japan. A few kilometres to the south of the volcano is Legazpi City.
On March 29, 2007, the Shiveluch Volcano on the Russian Federation’s Kamchatka Peninsula erupted. According to the Alaska Volcano Observatory the volcano underwent an explosive eruption between 01:50 and 2:30 UTC, sending an ash cloud skyward roughly 9,750 meters (32,000 feet), based on visual estimates. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying onboard NASA’s Aqua satell...
Avachinsky is a volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the far east of Russia. It lies within sight of the capital of Kamchatka Oblast, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Together with neighbouring Koryaksky volcano, it has been designated a Decade Volcano, worthy of particular study in light of its history of explosive eruptions and proximity to populated areas.
Koryaksky is a volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the far east of Russia. It lies within sight of the capital of Kamchatka Oblast, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Together with neighbouring Avachinsky volcano, it has been designated a Decade Volcano, worthy of particular study in light of its history of explosive eruptions and proximity to populated areas.
Bora Bora - the famous holiday destination in French Polynesia. It is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, about 260 km northwest of the capital, Papeete. The island is surrounded by a lagoon and a fringing reef. In the center of the island are the remnants of an extinct volcano, rising to two peaks, Mt. Pahia, and the highest point, Mount Otemanu, reaching...
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