Top 10 Most Dangerous Active Volcanoes in the World


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.

8Ulawun – Papua New Guinea

We should start off by saying that Papua New Guinea has many active volcanoes, out of which Ulawun is by far the most active one but also its most dangerous. The first documented eruption of Ulawun was at some point in 1700, an eruption that took the lives of hundreds of people. Since then, there have been more than 22 recorded eruptions, yet few of them caused considerable loss of human lives.