Volcanoes are massively destructive but they bring new possibilities of land. Every year thousand of people flock to locations of active volcanoes with the hope of getting to see the live show of molten rocks erupting out from the earth. This list indicates the most active volcanoes around the world.
- Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland
Eyjafjallajökull means island mountain glacier in Icelandic. This volcano is considered one of the smallest ice caps in the country. Its ice cap covers the upper portion of the volcano and elevates the summit to a height of over 5,400 feet. In 2010, an eruption from this volcano provoked a considerable disruption in air travel particularly in the western and northern Europe zone. About 100,000 travelers were affected by this.
- Mount Vesuvius, Italy
This volcano is located less that 10 KM away from the east of Naples. This makes it the volcanic region with the most dense population in the world. Mount Vesuvius is also considered one of the most dangerous active volcanoes with a track record of eruptions. Although its last eruption was in 1944, the volcano is feared as it was responsible for the 79 AD that brought the downfall of Herculaneum and Pompeii.
- Sakurajima, Japan
This is an active volcano which formerly used to be an island. An eruption in 1914 connected the island to the Osumi Peninsula. Volcanic activities are still going on, with large amounts of volcanic ashes being dropped regularly. Another previous eruption had been responsible for bringing white sands landscapes in the region.