Category Archives: Geology

What is the Oldest Volcano on Earth ?

Mount Etna

  • Etna is considered the oldest volcano in the world. Its first recorded eruption took place around 1500 B.C.E. Since that date, the volcano is believed to have erupted an additional 190 times.
  • Located in Italy, Mt. Etna is one of the largest volcanoes on any continent. Throughout history, the mountain has experienced the largest eruptions of any continental volcano in the world. In mythology, Mt. Etna is associated with the forge of Vulcan and the home of the Cyclopes as well as the giant Enceladus. Mt. Etna sometimes is confused with Mt. Vesuvius, the volcano that destroyed the city of Pompeii in 79 C.E.

 

Mount Etna, Italy

Top 10 World’s Most Dangerous Volcanoes

Top 10 World's Most Dangerous Volcanoes

 

1 – Mount Vesuvius, Italy

Mount Vesuvius, Italy

 

2 – Santa Marνa, Guatemala

Santa Maria, Guatemala

 

3 – Galeras, Colombia

Galeras, Colombia

 

4 – Mauna Loa, Hawaii

Mauna Loa, Hawaii

 

5 – Taal Volcano, Philippines

Taal Volcano, Philippines

 

6 – Ulawun, Papua New Guinea

Ulawun, Papua New Guinea

 

7 – Mount Nyiragongo, D.R of Congo

Mt. Nyiragongo, Congo

 

8 – Mount Merapi, Indonesia

Mount Merapi Indonesia

 

9 – Sakurajima, Japan

Sakurajima, Japan

 

10 – Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland

Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland