A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet’s surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from below the surface.

The Decade Volcanoes are 16 volcanoes identified by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior (IAVCEI) as being worthy of particular study in light of their history of large, destructive eruptions and proximity to populated areas. They are named Decade Volcanoes because the project was initiated as part of the United Nations-sponsored International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction. The 16 current Decade Volcanoes are

List of Volcanoes by Country
List of Volcanoes in Antarctica
List of Submarine Volcanoes
List of Extraterrestrial Volcanoes
The Ten Most Active Volcanoes in the World

  • Nyamuragira – D.R. Congo
  • Mount Etna – Italy
  • Kilauea Volcano – Hawaii
  • Santa Maria – Guatemala
  • Piton de la Fournaise – La Reunion Island
  • Stromboli – Italy
  • Mount Yasur – Vanautu
  • Láscar – Chile
  • Sangay – Ecuador
  • Mt. St. Helens – U.S.A.

Top 10 Famous Volcanoes


5 Most Devastating Underwater Volcanoes

Underwater volcanoes also known as  Submarine volcanoes are found under ocean and can generally eject into air after eruption. Underwater volcanoes are formed when molten rocks erupts underwater fissures of planet earth. They are usually found near the areas of tectonic plate movement. Many underwater volcanoes have caused chaos by eruption or earthquake by destroying various places nearby leaving many homeless.

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