There is something about active volcanoes that make them incredibly scary to be around, maybe the fact that they could erupt at any minute and destroy thousands of lives in a matter of hours. What’s even scarier is the fact that nobody really knows for certain when will they erupt next, although big efforts are put into the study of volcanoes in the hope that we will one day understand them better.
Throughout history, active volcanoes have been viewed as physical representations of angry gods by ancient civilizations who sometimes suffered massive losses of life and material wealth whenever they erupted. We nowadays know a lot more about the nature of volcanoes and what to expect of them, yet they are still quite scary to be around of. In case you were wondering, these are the ten most dangerous active volcanoes on Earth at this point in time.
9Taal Volcano – Phillipines
Situated 50 km from the capital city of Manila, Taal Volcano has erupted many times throughout history, its most recent eruption occurring in 1977. Over time Taal Volcano is estimated to have killed more than 5,000 people, although few of its eruptions have been as deadly as its most devastating one that took place in 1911. This volcano is located on an island in Lake Taal, an island that was itself created by an earlier volcano eruption.