Search infobeck.com
« How do I become a philanthropist? | Main | What are geothermal heat pumps? »
Monday
Jun062011

The most active volcano in the world

The most active volcano in the world

(Powerful, 400 m high eruption from the central vent of Stromboli volcano - http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photos/strombolian_eruptions/image99.html)

Volcanoes occur throughout the entire world. They allow the extreme heat deep within the Earth's mantle to escape through the surface of the planet. During the lifespan of Earth, there has probably been millions of active volcanoes. In the last 10,000 years, the number of active volcanoes (on land) is believed to be approximately 1,500. From these 1,500 volcanoes, about 50-70 are actively erupting each year.

So, what is the most active volcano in the world?

Many people believe that Kīlauea (located in the Hawaiian Islands) is the most active volcano in the world. Kīlauea is certainly one of the most active volcanoes and emits more lava than almost any other known volcano, but that is precisely what it is - it is only one of the most active volcanoes.

There is another volcano that erupts more frequently than Kīlauea. The Stromboli volcano, located off the coast of Sicily, Italy, has been erupting nearly continuously for over 2,000 years!

Stromboli produces dazzling, brilliant explosions that are often visible from the surrounding sea. This is why the volcano has been given the nickname "Lighthouse of the Mediterranean".

Due to Stromboli's regular activity, the volcano has long attracted visitors from all over the world. Most of its activity consists of short bursts of radiating lava fragments that reach heights of 100-200 meters above its craters! Typically, these small eruptions will occur each hour. Stromboli's activity is almost entirely explosive, but lava flows have occurred from time to time. In the past 100 years, its most violent eruptions took place in 1919, 1930, and 2003. The largest of these eruptions occurred in 1930, and sadly resulted in the loss of several lives and the destruction of property at considerable range from the craters. These rare, effusive eruptions with lava flow are unpredictable, and take place at irregular intervals ranging from a few years to decades.

For tourists, the Stromboli volcano is regarded as being very safe. The risk of being caught in a larger and more sudden explosion is quite low. And the further risk of being hit by an ejected fragment in such a situation is even lower. The number of accidents compared to the number of visitors at the crater over the years is extremely small.

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

References (7)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    Response: columbus burgers
    infobeck - Articles - The most active volcano in the world
  • Response
    infobeck - Articles - The most active volcano in the world
  • Response
    infobeck - Articles - The most active volcano in the world
  • Response
    infobeck - Articles - The most active volcano in the world
  • Response
    infobeck - Articles - The most active volcano in the world
  • Response
  • Response

Reader Comments (3)

Enjoy $15 savings at xclones.net with this coupon code S7D15U

Rules of the Code:

1. The coupon code is only applicable for $100+ full-price item(s) .
2. This coupon code is not applicable for promotional items or discount products.


Burberry is one of the most representative British brand which was established in 1856. The founder, Tomas Burberry, made his productions the Royal choice. He developed a kind of strong organized, waterproof and at the same time air-permeability diagonal cloth which was called "Gabardine". Resulting from the durability of gabardine, Burberry became the British noblemen's favourites and widely spread all over the Europe. -jimmy choo replica handbags
In 1901, Burberry designed the first dust coat and made the symbol "knight" become a household mark. Until now, the Burberry dust coats continue to lead the fashion trend. The mark "knight" means dignity and honor, which represents a dominant taste of life and art and maintainsa flavor of nature.

The history may be tedious, but little people feel strange to the "Burberry classic check". Composed by the colour red, black, white and apricot, the Burberry classic check was first used for the back boxing of military raincoat. Till 1967, it was widely used in other Burberry productions, especially bags. Check to British is just like flag badge to Italy. Check is called "windows" in England because it is the symbol of a family. Unique cloth, together with the elegant cut, shows the comfortable casual qualities and these Burberry bags improve the wearer's identify and taste. -cheap juicy couture handbags
Nowadays, more colours like yellow, blue are invited into Burberry bag and add new age vitality. The traditional check on the bags appear new atmosphere of modern and fashion smell under the elaboration of the designers. Under the check sky, any creation which breakthrough the old is worthy of enjoying.

Burberry bag, as one of the most significant role in B's family, serves the soul role of it. The check style of bag, which is seemed the luxury and a trend of fashion, maintains the basis of noble and charm, as well as puts stress on the design concept of "human-first". Just as this kind of insisting spirit, from the young girls to the senior ladies, no one can keep the charming of Burberry away from oneself, which makes Burberry bags succeed.

I really top grade omega constilation replica
enjoyed this post. You describe this topic very patek philippe replica with swiss movement
well. I really enjoy reading your blog and I will definitely bookmark it! Keep panerai replica
up the interesting posts!cheapest tag heuer replicas

November 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterswiss replica watches

Your website have very interesting article. I got knowledge from here. Besides that, your blog is so popular among the searchers from search engines rolex datejust ii make you feel good .rolex datejust ii is good!

December 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrolex datejust ii

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>