Vesuvius is, by no means, one of the most dangerous and most famous volcanoes in the world, because it is almost 2000 years old. This volcano killed one of the cities of the Roman Empire, known to all as Pompeii. Vesuvius was a picturesque mountain, majestic over the Gulf of Naples, rising to 1,300 meters above the sea level. But early in the morning on August 24, 79 a cloud...
Mount Fuji, or Fuji-san, is the main symbol of Japan. For the inhabitants of the country it is sacred. Fuji is a dormant volcano. Respectfully called Fujisan, Fuji-no-yama and Fuji ("hole" from Japanese meaning "mountain") is one of the world's most famous volcanoes. It is located in the north of Honshu, near Tokyo, the National Park Fuji-Hakone-Izu. The height of the mountain is of 3776 m, the diameter of th...
Being an extremely active volcano, Pacaya rises to 2552 meters and it is probably the most visited volcano in Guatemala. The current active phase of the eruption began in 1965, and since that time it is in constant eruption. The volcanic activity ranges from minor gas emissions and small eruptions of steam up enough explosions and emissions of volcanic bombs at a distance of 12 kilometers, which led to the evacuation of many villages located on the sides of...
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