Earth’s most amazing volcanoes

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Volcano is a rupture on the crust, which allows hot lava, volcanic ashes, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface.

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As much as it could sound disgusting dangerous and unpleasant, there are volcanoes that are actually really beautiful to look at, and even more beautiful to hike.

Volcanoes can be under and above water, and the ones above water look just like mountains.

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Back in the days, when the Earth was forming, there were millions and millions of ruptures of the crust from which lava would erupt occasionally; nowadays, on the other hand, there are “only few” of active “above-water” volcanoes, as the majority are underwater where the crust is lighter and easier to break.

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Anyway, there are still inactive volcanoes on the Earth, such as the Kilimanjaro Mountain in Tanzania – yes, did you know that it used to be a volcano?! – Or even Lake Como in Italy; and they are so old, and haven’t been active in such a long time, that they don’t even look like volcanoes anymore!

Would you have ever imagined that Lake Como used to be a volcano? I wouldn’t have!

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Among the active volcanoes, are some of the world’s most famous mountains, like for example Mount Etna, in Sicily; Cyclades in Santorini, Greece; Mauna Loa, Hawaii, USA, and many others.

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So what The Golden Scope thought of doing, was listing all the most beautiful volcanoes for you to have a look at. Why? So that when you are travelling to foreign countries, or even in your own state, you can go have a look at this mountains knowing that once upon a time they used to be dangerous and aggressive craters.

Enjoy the following photos of amazing volcanoes!

THE VOLCANOES

ARENAL VOLCANO, COSTA RICA
arenal volcano costa rica 1arenal volcano costa rica 2arenal volcano costa rica 3arenal volcano costa rica 4arenal volcano costa rica 5

ETNA VOLCANO, CATANIA, SICILY, ITALY
etna 1 tagliareetna 2 tagliareetna 3etna 4 tagliare

KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA, AFRICA

kilimanjaro tanzania 3kilimanjaro tanzania 4

MAUNA LOA, HAWAII, USA

Mauna Loa, Hawaii 1Mauna Loa, Hawaii 2 tagliareMauna Loa, Hawaii 3 tagliareMauna Loa, Hawaii 4 tagliareMauna Loa, Hawaii 5 tagliareMauna Loa, Hawaii 6

MAYON VOLCANO, ALBAY, PHILIPPINES
Mayon Volcano, Albay, Philippines 1Mayon Volcano, Albay, Philippines 2Mayon Volcano, Albay, Philippines 3Mayon Volcano, Albay, Philippines 4 tagliare

BROMO MOUNT AND SEMERU MOUNT, EAST JAVA, INDONESIA
Mount Bromo and Mount Semeru, East Java, Indonesia 1Mount Bromo and Mount Semeru, East Java, Indonesia 2Mount Bromo and Mount Semeru, East Java, Indonesia 3Mount Bromo and Mount Semeru, East Java, Indonesia 4

MOUNT FUJI, TOKYO, JAPAN
Mount Fuji, Tokyo, Japan 1Mount Fuji, Tokyo, Japan 2Mount Fuji, Tokyo, Japan 3

ST HELENS MOUNT, WASHINGTON, USA

Mount St. Helens, Washington, USA 2Mount St. Helens, Washington, USA 3

OSORNO VOLCANO, CHILE
osorno volcano chile 1osorno volcano chile 2osorno volcano chile 3osorno volcano chile 4osorno volcano chile 5 tagliare

POPOCATEPETL VOLCANO, MEXICO
Popocatépetl Volcano, Mexico 1Popocatépetl Volcano, Mexico 2Popocatépetl Volcano, Mexico 3 tagliarePopocatépetl Volcano, Mexico 4

AOGASHIMA VOLCANO, JAPAN
Aogashima volcano Japan 1Aogashima volcano Japan 1bAogashima volcano Japan 1cAogashima volcano Japan 2

 

(All photos are from Google.com, and they all belong to their original owners)

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