Volcano Facts – Amazing Facts About Volcanoes

Interesting facts about volcanoes

Mount Pinatubo eruption in the 1991, spewed gas and other particles high into the atmosphere thereby reducing the global temperature by about 0.9 degrees F during the following year.

The Hawaii shield volcanoes are the largest mountains on Earth. The total height of Mauna Kea, below and above sea level is 33,500 feet making it taller than Mount Everest.

United States comes third after Indonesia and Japan, in the number of historically active volcanoes.

There are 65 volcanoes in the U.S.

The most destructive eruption in the U.S. history was the eruption of Mount St. Helens in May 18, 1980.

In 2008, the deepest active submarine eruption detected was of the West Mata volcano, near Fiji islands.

Mount Erebus in Antarctica is the southern most active volcano on the planet.

The supervolcano eruption has happened about 74,000 years ago in Indonesia.

The Grand Prismatic Spring, at Yellowstone is the largest hot spring in U.S. and the third largest in the world.

Volcano bomb is a lava fragment that gets rounded as it flies through the air.