Tuesday, 24 January 2017

The Countries With The Most Volcanoes

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One might be forgiven for thinking there is only a smattering of volcanoes across our planet. It is only ever the big ones that become household names - Etna, Vesuvius, Krakatoa, Eyjafjallajökull.

According to the Natural History's Global Volcanism Program, there are some 1,509 volcanoes on the planet to have erupted at some point in the last 11,500 years, otherwise known as the Holocene period, the current geological epoch and one used to define today's volcanic population.

1 comment(s):

Miss Cellania said...

Although we know about it, I doubt Eyjafjallajökull will ever be a household name outside Iceland.