Top 10 Volcanoes that Have Awakened Recently

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A volcano is a natural geological formation, one could say, a crack in the Earth’s lithosphere through which hot lava and volcanic gases reach the surface of the Earth. Thanks to volcanoes, hills, mountains, and sometimes even entire islands emerge on the Earth’s surface.

Volcanoes exist not only on Earth, but also on other planets; for example, there are volcanoes on Mars. However, today we will talk about volcanoes located on Earth that have erupted recently.

1 Kilauea
Kilauea
Kilauea volcano is located on the island of Hawaii. The most recent eruption of the volcano began on September 29, 2021. The volcano has many side craters and several shield cones. The height of the volcano is 1247 meters, and scientists have been monitoring it since 1912.

2 Cumbre Vieja
Cumbre Vieja
The eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano in Spain began on September 19, 2021. As a result of the eruption, more than 6,000 people were evacuated, and more than 1,000 buildings were destroyed. The volcanic eruption rating is two, and the height of the volcano is 1949 meters.

3 Pavlof Volcano
Pavlof Volcano
Pavlof Volcano is located in Alaska, USA. The latest eruption of the volcano began on August 5, 2021. This volcano has had over 40 eruptions and is one of the most active volcanoes in Alaska. The height of the volcano is 2519 meters.

4 Copahue
Copahue
Copahue Volcano is located on the border of Chile and Argentina. The most recent eruption began on July 2, 2021. The volcano has nine volcanic craters spread over a distance of 2 kilometers. The height of the volcano is 2997 meters.

5 Rincon de la Vieja
Rincon de la Vieja
This volcano is located in North America in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The height of the volcano is 1916 meters. The most recent eruption began on June 28, 2021.

6 Great Sitkin
Great Sitkin
This volcano is located in the United States and is situated on the Andreanof Islands. The height of the volcano is 1740 meters. The most recent eruption of the volcano began on May 25, 2021.

7 Semisopochnoi Volcano
Semisopochnoi Volcano
This volcano, as well as the island of the same name, is part of the Aleutian Islands and is located in the Bering Sea. It belongs to the territory of the United States. The most recent eruption of the volcano began on February 2, 2021. The height of the volcano is 1221 meters.

8 Merapi
Merapi
This volcano is located in Indonesia on the island of Java. Major eruptions of the volcano occur every seven years, while minor ones happen every year. The height of the volcano is 2910 meters, and the most recent eruption began on December 31, 2020.

9 San Cristobal
San Cristobal
This volcano is located in Nicaragua, near Honduras. The height of the volcano is 1745 meters. The most recent eruption of the volcano was on December 27, 2020.

10 Lewotolo
Lewotolo
This volcano is located in Indonesia, in the East Nusa Tenggara province. The height of the volcano is 1423 meters, and the most recent eruption began on November 27, 2020.


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