Volcano Facts – Amazing Facts About Volcanoes
Lava has high temperature reaching 1,250 degree Celsius, and can melt anything in its way.
The largest active volcano in the world is Mauna Loa in Hawaii, reaching 4,169 m in height.
The ‘Ring of Fire’ is home to 90% of the volcanoes on the Earth. It is a 40,000 km horseshoe shaped area of Pacific Ocean.
There are around 1,900 active volcanoes in the world.
In 1883, Krakatau volcano in Southeast Asia generated the loudest sound in history. It has released 200 megatrons of energy, equivalent of 15,000 nuclear bombs.
During eruption, volcanic lightning occurs in the cloud of ash that is created by friction of ash rushing to the surface.
The soil near volcanoes is very rich and fertile.
Volcano can trigger flash floods, tsunamis, mudflows, earthquakes and rockfalls.
Earth’s atmosphere is formed by the gaseous emissions from volcanoes.
Olympus Mons is the biggest known volcano in our solar system and is found in Mars.