Volcano Facts – Amazing Facts About Volcanoes

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Fun Facts About Volcanoes

Mount Etna has one of the longest volcanic activities on Earth. Eruptions have been noted since 1500 B.C.

Mount Etna is the most active volcano of Italy and the largest active volcano in Europe.

The largest active volcano in the Northern Hemisphere is the Klyuchvskaya volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia.

The only volcano that erupt natracarbonatite lava in the world is Ol Doinyp Langai, Tanzania. The lava is rich in sodium, calcium and potassium but low in silica and it is extremely cool and unusually fluid.

The most active volcano on Earth is Mount Yasur on Tanna Island, part of the archipelago nation of Vanuta in the South Pacific.

The gases and ash released by volcanic eruption can color sunsets because it adds more obstacles for the light to pass before reaching our eyes. The effect accentuates the sky light towards the red end of the spectrum.

There are three types of volcanoes, cinder cone volcanoes, Stratovolcanoes or composite volcano, and shield volcanoes.

Stratovolcanoes give the most violent eruptions.

A volcano eruption in Peru caused a famine that killed nearly 2 M people in Russia in 1600.

Italy has the most volcanoes than any other country in the Europe.