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Photogenic active volcanoes have always been the subject of stories and myths. Ancient people could only think that gods or demigods were behind the power of volcanoes. We now know that volcanoes are caused by the tectonic movements of the Earth’s crust.
Even though we know how they work on the inside, they are still a force of nature that can be scary and confusing. Here, we’ll talk about a list of the ten most interesting and well-known volcanoes that are still active and make great photos.
Gunung Bromo is an active volcano in East Java. It is part of the Tengger Massif, a large mountain range. At 2,329 meters (7,641 feet), the volcano is not the highest massif peak but is the most well-known. The volcano’s rise has been blown off, and white sulfurous smoke keeps coming out of the crater inside the volcano.
The volcano is surrounded by the Laut Pasir (Sea of Sand), made of fine volcanic sand. The effect is eerie and otherworldly when you add the lush green valleys surrounding the Tengger massif. It is the most famous place for tourists to visit in Java.
It is a volcanic island within Java and Sumatra. In 1883, on August 26 and 27, Mount Krakatoa blew its top. It was the most violent volcanic event ever seen or written about it. The eruption was as powerful as 200 megatons of TNT, about 13,000 times stronger than the atomic bomb that wrecked Hiroshima.
People could hear the terrible explosion as far away as Perth, Western Australia, about 1,930 miles (3,110 km). In 1927, eruptions caused the smaller island of Anak Krakatau, also called the Child of Krakatoa, to rise from the water. The island of lava is still growing at a normal rate of 7 meters per year. The last time Anak erupted was in April 2008, which is still ongoing.
Volcán Arenal is 90 km (56 miles) north-west of San José. It is the most active volcano in Costa Rica. The Arenal volcano is 1,657 meters above sea level and looks over Lake Arenal. From a geological point of view, it is a young volcano. It is thought to be less than 3,000 years old. In 1968, Arenal blew its top, destroying the small town of Tabacón. The eruption made three more craters on the west side of the mountain. But today, only one of them is still around.
It is the second-biggest volcano in Europe. Mount Etna is 21 meters (69 feet) shorter than in 1981. It is now 3,329 meters (10,922 feet) high. The fertile volcanic soils of the mountain support a lot of farming. Vineyards and orchards are all over the mountain’s lower slopes and the wide Plain of Catania to the south.
The Volcán Osorno is a cone-shaped stratovolcano that is 2,652 m (8,701 feet) tall and is in the Los Lagos Region of Chile. It is on the southeast side of Lake Llanquihue. People often say that Osorno looks like Mount Fuji. It is known worldwide as a symbol of the area’s scenery. The Osorno is the most active volcano in the southern Chilean Andes because it erupted 11 times between 1575 and 1869. During these eruptions, the lava flow reached Llanquihue Lake and Todos Los Santos Lake.
Mount Vesuvius’s main cone has changed height many times due to eruptions, but it is now 1,281 m. (4,202 ft). It is best known for its explosion in AD 79, killing 10,000 and 25,000 people and destroying the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. It has erupted many times since then. Mount Vesuvius is considered one of the riskiest Photogenic active volcanoes because 3,000,000 people live nearby.
The Kilauea volcano is fresh from a long line of Photogenic active volcanoes that formed the Hawaiian islands. The volcano’s shape is different from the sharply sloping peaks of stratovolcanoes. It is a shield volcano that is very low and flat. Volcanologists can learn a lot about Photogenic active volcanoes from Kilauea. Since 1952, there have been thirty-three eruptions, not counting the one that started on January 3, 1983, and is still ongoing.
Mount Fuji is the best mountain in Japan. It is 3,776 meters (12,388 feet) high. The volcano’s cone is a well-known symbol of Japan because of how well it is shaped. Mount Fuji is often shown in paintings and photos; people see and climb it. The last time it exploded was in 1708. It is still considered active, but there is a low chance that it will erupt again.
About 200,000 people climb Mount Fuji annually, and 30% are outside Japan. The mountain is a popular tourist place and one of the world’s most interesting Photogenic active volcanoes. It will take three to eight hours to climb the hill and two to five hours to get down.
The perfect cone shape of Mayon Volcano is well known. People call it the “Perfect Cone.” The top of this amazing volcano is a small crater, and the upper slopes are steep, averaging 35 to 40 degrees. On its sides are layers of lava and other volcanic material.
The Mayon volcano is the most active one in the Philippines. It has erupted better than 49 times in the past 400 years. On February 1, 1814, Mayon had its most dangerous eruption. Volcanic rocks from the eruption kill 2,200 people in the nearby towns.
Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant stratovolcano in the northeast corner of Tanzania, close to the border with Kenya. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. It is 5,892 meters (19,331 feet) above water level.
Kilimanjaro is now popular for climbers and trekkers worldwide because it is easy to get to the top. Even though it is near the equator, Mount Kilimanjaro is known for its snow-capped peak that towers over the savannah plains. But the most recent layer of glaciers on top of the mountain has been melting in recent years.